Preventing Falls in Older Adults

40.00
Online
Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the definition of falls and their impact.
  • Describe risk factors for falls along with age-related body changes that may contribute to that risk.
  • Identify evidence-based fall risk screening tools that can be performed in the community.
  • Identify evidence-based assessment tools that measure fall risk and assist in therapeutic treatment planning.
  • Design therapy interventions supported by evidence-based practice that decrease fall risk and potentially prevent future falls in older adults.
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Preventing Falls in Older Adults

40.00
Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the definition of falls and their impact.
  • Describe risk factors for falls along with age-related body changes that may contribute to that risk.
  • Identify evidence-based fall risk screening tools that can be performed in the community.
  • Identify evidence-based assessment tools that measure fall risk and assist in therapeutic treatment planning.
  • Design therapy interventions supported by evidence-based practice that decrease fall risk and potentially prevent future falls in older adults.