STEADI – A Diagnostic Tool for Health Care Providers

by Bruce Montgomery Ph.D. February 29, 2016

STEADI – A Diagnostic Tool for Health Care Providers

via CDC.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers with older adult patients who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past.

The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk. The kit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of health care providers’ clinical practice.

Safety-In-Place says – If your doctor, physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner or other health care provider is familiar with STEADI, tell them that you are too. If they are not, then suggest that you would like to discuss your fall risk factors and direct them to the CDC STEADI Tool Kit at

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/steadi/index.html#info.

*Note: Fall prevention efforts can reduce the risk of falling. Caregivers and older homeowners can become knowledgeable about what needs to be done to make homes as fall-proof as possible. Check here often and search for product ideas that can make you safer in your home!  




Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.
Bruce Montgomery Ph.D.

Author

Dr. Bruce Montgomery is a licensed building contractor in Michigan and Florida. He is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist as designated by the National Association of Home Builders. He has also achieved an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California. He has a wide ranging educational background, including a Master of Science degree in Entomology, with a Master of Science degree in Forestry and a Ph.D. in educational administration.