Falls prevention in older people

Course Outline

Older people frequently fall, up to 35% result in serious injury and up to 8% in fractures. (SCIE research briefing 1: Preventing falls in care homes). Falls prevention is about eliminating or reducing the risk of physical and psychological harm associated with falls in older people. In this course delegates will look at why older people fall, the risk factors and what can be done to reduce those risks.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone working with clients at risk of falls

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

– Demonstrate understanding of the causes of falls

– Discuss risk factors

– Describe various ways to reduce risk

– Complete a falls assessment using the Queensland Stay on Your Feet Toolkit

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