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FALL PREVENTION (Caregiving Series) DVD
This newly revised fall prevention program teaches care providers how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence.
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 or getting in or out of bed. Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults.
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.
* Physical and emotional effects of a fall
* The goal of fall prevention
* Falls and the older adult
* Fall prevention for care providers
* Proper shoes
* How to prevent falls in and around the home
* Using a gait belt
* Medications that increase fall risk
Includes support materials (outline, learning objectives, key points and definitions, test and answer key)