Falls Prevention Week: Advocate, Educate, Participate

by Cheryl Hall on September 22nd, 2021

Occupational therapists are uniquely positioned to have a positive impact on a patient’s risk for a fall. Occupational therapists are trained to assess and recommend interventions across physical, environmental, and behavioral domains. OTs are observant and creative, with the skills and clinical experience to recommend smart and safe solutions for patients. What ways can you advocate, educate and participate during th Falls Prevention Week?


  • Post and repost falls prevention stories across your social media accounts
  • Write your elected officials about additional funding for prevention efforts
  • Share your fall prevention success stories on the National Council on Aging site


  • Take a training on falls prevention
  • Read the latest research survey on the OT interventions to prevent falls
  • Download some fact sheets from the National Council on Aging to post at work


  • Organize a falls prevention workshop at a senior center
  • Meet with caregivers about falls prevention strategies
  • Team up with first responders in your area to provide falls training – see the National Council on Aging website for ideas.

With the world’s population aging, fall prevention is becoming increasingly important. While maintaining independence is the goal of most patients, falling can be the end of a person’s independence. So, OTs everywhere should take some time this week to prevent a fall.

  • About Me

    Cheryl Hall
    Occupational Therapist
    Maryland, United States

    Welcome to a site devoted to sharing experience, knowledge and resources to make your job of being a great therapist a lot easier.

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, and Early Child Development. My passion is working with adults and children in home health but I have also worked in rehab, sub-acute rehab, hand therapy, transitional living for TBI, and hospital-based outpatient settings.

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