Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention

Falls prevention knowledge and skills are essential for anyone working with or assisting older adults.

Falls prevention knowledge and skills are essential for anyone working with or assisting older adults.

Every year, one in every three people over the age of 65 fall and as a person ages the risk of falling becomes even greater.

The majority of hospitalisations for older people are due to falls.

Topics include:

  • Why falls matter and the impact of a fall on a person

  • The risk factors which contribute to falls

  • How to screen for falls risk

  • The intrinsic (personal) factors which can cause falls and how to manage these

  • The extrinsic (environmental) factors which can cause falls and how to manage these

  • How to deal with a fall

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