Safety Precautions & Falls Prevention: Part 1
Objectives: Explain why falls happen in older adults and how falls can be prevented. Evaluate each room in the older adult's house for potential risk of falls. Talk to the older adult about falls prevention and how to make it part of his or her daily routine.
Description: Falls are the biggest risk to older adults and, as a caregiver, you can be the first line of defense to help reduce the risk of falls. In this class, we discuss why older adults are likely to fall, identify potential dangers throughout the older adult's home, and explore falls prevention strategies to keep the older adult safe.