Flashcards in Elders living safely at home Deck (9)
What are some key risks to elders in their homes?
**if have cognitive impairment--getting lost
What % of elders fall each year?
What are the physical consequences of elderly falls?
What are the psychological consequences of elderly falls?
fear of falling
What are risk factors for falls?
Balance, strength and gait (frailty)
What is included in a multifactorial intervention for fall prevention in elderly?
Home evaluations & home modifications
Physical activity and exercise
Vision assessment and correction
Medication assessment and management
What are some national fall efforts?
CDC community-based fall prevention guide
falls free initiative
A matter of balance
What are the categories of evidence-based falls interventions?
2. home modification