Program Contents: 19 minutes
Copyright Date: 2010
Falls are a serious concern for older adults. Each year more than 30% of people over 65 fall. Most falls occur at home, while people are performing everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs and getting in or out of bed. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults.
This program teaches how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence. Learn about medical conditions that contribute to falls, why the elderly are at greater risk for falls and how to make the home a safe environment.
|Topics Include: |
|•||Physical and emotional effects of a fall|
|•||The goal of fall preventions|
|•||Falls and the older adult|
|•||Fall prevention for care providers|
|•||How to prevent falls in and around the home|
|•||Using a gait belt|
|•||Medications that increase fall risk|
Program comes with support materials, which include outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key.