RESOURCE LIST FOR FALLS
The following organizations may be helpful in helping you care for someone who is prone to falls:
The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
The University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center
3715 McClintock Ave., Room 228
Los Angeles, California 90089-0191
About Us: The Center "was established to 'provide leadership, create new knowledge, improve practice and develop sustainable fall prevention programs.'"
Home Safety Council
1250 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-202-330 4900
Fax: 1-202-330 4901
About Us: The HSC is "the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year."
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Diease Control and Prevention (CDC)
4770 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
About Us: "Our mission is to prevent injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences."
National Council on Aging
1901 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
About Us: NCOA "works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors live independently, find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities."
National Safety Council
1121 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-3201
Phone: 1-630- 285-1121
About Us: The NSC "saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads and in homes and communities."