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Falls Prevention

Falls are normally not a serious health problem. However, they are more dangerous for seniors since aging causes bones to weaken and break more easily. Being physically active to maintain strong bones and muscles, and getting regular check-ups to address any health issues, can help prevent falls.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

This app includes an exercise program to increase balance and reduce falls. Free, iOS. Paid, Android.

This is personal emergency response device that can help older adults in the event of a fall. It also provides medications and tracks activity. Alerts can be sent to family members and caregivers via mobile phone. $50 for equipment, $30/month for service. iOS, Android.

Resources selected by Kellie Walters, NC TraCS Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Last reviewed: February 14, 2017

February 15, 2017 - 11:35am