AGS Guidelines for Fall Prevention – 2011

Direct interventions to identified risk factors coupled with a multifactorial assessment

Best interventions

  • Improve home environment
  • Balance, strength, and gait training
  • Vitamin D supplements of ≥800 IU per day


The AGS/BGS guidelines are similar to the CDC.


Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society clinical practice guideline for prevention of falls in older persons. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(1):148–157.


AGS, American Geriatrics Society

BGS, British Geriatrics Society

CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention