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1

What are some key risks to elders in their homes?

falls
fires
**if have cognitive impairment--getting lost

2

What % of elders fall each year?

1/3

3

What are the physical consequences of elderly falls?

TBI
fractures
mobility limitations

4

What are the psychological consequences of elderly falls?

anxiety
depression
fear of falling

5

What are risk factors for falls?

Balance, strength and gait (frailty)

Vision

Medications

Environment

Chronic Conditions

6

What is included in a multifactorial intervention for fall prevention in elderly?

Home evaluations & home modifications
Physical activity and exercise
Education
Vision assessment and correction
Medication assessment and management
Assistive technologies

7

What are some national fall efforts?

CDC community-based fall prevention guide
falls free initiative
A matter of balance

8

What are the categories of evidence-based falls interventions?

1. exercise-based
2. home modification
3. multifaceted

9

WHat % of Alzheimer's patients will wander? What % will die from this?

60% will wander
50% will die if not found w/i 24 hours