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Facts About Falls More than 1/3 of older adults fall each year In 2004, 1.9 M older adults were treated for fall-related injuries Nearly half of falls occur in or around home
Facts About Falls Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries Once a person falls, they are more likely to fall again In 2003, about 13,820 older adults died from falls
Injuries Due to Falls 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls Fractures of pelvis, wrist, arms, and back are commonly seen Neck fractures and head traumas are seen in 2% to 10% of all falls
Risk Factors Osteoporosis Vision problems Multiple medications
Risk Factors Feet problems Inadequate footwear Lack of activity Previous falls
In-Home Risks Slippery flooring and carpeting Throw rugs Improper lighting Clutter Exposed electric cords Lack of assistive devices
Outdoor Risks Sidewalk, curb, and terrain conditions Poor lighting Hazardous materials Crowded areas
How to Preventing Falls See your doctor regularly for: Annual physical exam Vision check Medication review Blood pressure check
How to Prevent Falls? Stay Active
How to Prevent Falls Home safety check Make modifications
How to Prevent Falls Feet and footwear check
How to Prevent Falls Use a cane or walker Wear hip protectors TAKE YOUR TIME!
Need Services? Area Agency on Aging Home health care Community center Senior care center Physical therapist Occupational therapist Dietitian
Falls are a threat to the health and independence of older adults. How big is the problem? Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Centers.
What Can You Do? Prepared by the Alaska Commission on Aging and the Alaska Senior Fall Prevention Coalition September 2009.
FALLS AND GAIT DISORDERS IN ELDERLY Presented by Dr Marie Makhoul Moderator Dr Nabil Naja Wednesday, March 5,2003.
The Role of Home and Community Environment in Fall Prevention Excerpts taken from 2005 Joint Conference of the American Society of Aging and The National.
Aging Well is a Balancing Act For Healthy Transitions October 13, 2014 Jill Stein, Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
National Fire Protection Association, NFPA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC.
Staying Active & Independent by Avoiding Falls Ray Hammel, DPT, Buffalo Rehab Group Patricia Watson, Supervisor of Case Management Services, Erie County.
Health Care Professional Educational Module. Module Goals To increase: Health care professional knowledge about falls-related issues and prevention.
Hip Fracture Prevention The Benefits of Hip Protectors.
A Falls Epidemic in Ohio Falls are the #1 cause of injuries leading to ER visits, hospitalizations and deaths for Ohioans age 65+: An injury every 2.5.
When Someone You Love Falls How you can help your loved one and yourself.
Using Technology to Remain Safe presented by the Virginia Hospital Center Senior Health Department.
Falls in the Elderly Miryoung Lee, MPH Dept. of Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh.
Falls Awareness Training
STAYING ACTIVE AND STAYING ACTIVE & FALLS FREE WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Header © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Staying on Your Feet Taking Steps to Prevent Falls 1.
Falls A Common Concern of Seniors We offer a complimentary fall-risk and/or home safety assessments to our managed care seniors. Please call our Wellness.
SLIPS, TRIPS, & FALLS THE CENTER FOR LIFE ENRICHMENT RESOURCE: NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL Training: Older Adult Falls.
Fall Prevention in Elderly Population NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY SPRING, 2014 CREATED BY NURSING STUDENTS: GUJINA, ANASTASIYA KULIKOVA, ELIZABETH.
Improving the lives of older Americans Some strategies to reduce the risk of falling October 10, 2009 Staying on Our Feet.
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