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Alaska Fall-Related Injury Prevention: Prevention

How can we prevent fall-related injuries?

All Alaskans should keep sharp and balanced with an exercise program that focuses on strengthening and stretching. To find out if a program will work for you, check with your provider.

Here are some easy ways to get started:

ASSESS:

Your provider can give you a FALL RISK ASSESSMENT which can be done by your provider. Ask your provider to include the FALL RISK ASSESSMENT at your Welcome or Annual Wellness Visit!

Go to Medicare.Gov or ask your provider for more info>

LINK:

A helpful guide for those who want to begin an easy exercise program can be found on the Go4Life* website which leads older adults through simple strengthening and stretching exercises.

DOWNLOAD:

The pdfWorkout to Go* (1.5mb) publication was developed by Go4Life and adapted by (us) the Alaska Fall-Related Injury Prevention Program for Alaskans!

(* Ask your provider if the Go4Life website and the Workout To Go publication are right for you.)