Fall Prevention for Older Adults: It Takes a Village

Start time
12:00 PM Pacific
End time
1:00PM Pacific

Sponsored by Right At Home

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

Our “Fall Prevention in Older Adults: It Takes a Village” web seminar offers helpful tips for identifying fall hazards in care institutions, and proactive tips on how care providers can eliminate the likelihood of falls. Topics discussed include: the most common risk factors for falls, which common medicines contribute to fall risk, and the importance of multidisciplinary team work in reducing the number of fall-related accidents by elders in communities, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Dr. Rein Tideiksaar, an international fall prevention expert, offers guidance on holistic fall prevention strategies for community care providers.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Discuss effective proactive community fall prevention strategies;
  • Better identify common risk factors in care institutions that can lead to a dangerous environment;
  • Understand which factors place older adults at a significant fall risk; and,
  • Explain the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork in developing a holistic fall prevention strategy.

Presenter:

Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., PA-C, is a gerontologist and a geriatric physician’s assistant. He is president of FallPrevent, LLC, in Blackwood, N.J., a consulting company providing educational, legal and marketing services related to preventing falls in elders.