Fall Prevention "Tips to Reduce the rate of emergency department (ED) visits due to falls among older adults" -Healthy people 2020
OBJECTIVE: The individual will understand what factors can increase the risk for falls and how to lessen them by the end of the lesson.
Preventing falls is one of the best ways to maintain your current level of independence. There are many simple steps that can be taken in order to prevent a fall and resulting injuries that can severely hinder one's ability to care for oneself.
- Limited Mobility
- Orthostatic Hypotension
- Decreased muscle strength and sensation
- Dizziness as a side efffect of medication
- Inadequate lighting
- Obstructed walkways/pathways
- Inappropriate footwear
- Lack of ambulation aides