Summary: Falls by older adults are common and usually multifactorial. Falls are associated with functional decline. Prevention of falls in older adults is better than treatment. Screening for fall risk factors is essential to create customized preventive interventions and is very effective. Falls prevention guidelines by different health organizations and their recommendation for multifactorial interventions are available.
Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to…
- Identify the risk factors of falls in older adults
- Understand the consequences and complications of falls in older adults
- Recognize the importance of falls screening in older adults
- Learn how to assess, evaluate, and prevent falls in older people
Intended Audience: Health Care providers- Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants/Associates, Nurses, MPH Students, and Others e.g. Physical Therapist, Social Workers, etc.