Falls Reduction

What You Can Do to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls
, Falls Reduction, Guest Contributors, Health & Wellness

With a third of people age 65 and better reporting a fall each year and two-thirds of that number falling again within six months, falling…

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Fall Outcomes Highlight Importance of Pre-Fall Functional Well-being
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Falls are known to be a leading cause of functional decline among older adults, though little is known about the relationship between pre-fall functional ability…

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Low-Cost, Video-Based Exercise Interventions May Be Effective for Improving Strength & Flexibility
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Functional physical limitations are a significant risk factor for older adults, as they can lead to isolation, frailty, and increased risk for falls. Exercise training,…

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Fear of Falling: Safety Concerns & Physical Activity
, Care Quality, Falls Reduction

While hospitalization is often necessary, it can carry risks for older adults—around 30 percent of hospitalizations among older adults lead to a loss of ability…

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Do Policy Reports Affect Falls Reduction Practices? Evidence from England & Wales
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Falls prevention research often leads to useful findings, many of which can be fairly simply implemented in home and long-term care settings to reduce falls…

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Promoting Strength & Balance with Salsa Dancing
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Falls are the main cause of injury among adults age 65 and better. Loss of postural control (the ability to maintain balance) and loss of…

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Falls Risk Assessments and a Possible Link to Cognitive Health
, Cognitive Health, Falls Reduction

There are a few tests which are used to assess mobility and falls risk in older adults, such as the “Timed Up and Go” test…

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Personal Identity and Participation in Falls Reduction
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Research on falls reduction has identified several effective approaches to reducing falls risk. Current evidence-based programs exist and can be used to reduce the risk…

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Falls Reduction Programs: Why Older Adults Do or Don’t Participate
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Falls reduction programming can be effective in reducing falls thus enhancing the well-being and independence of many older adults. Even so, agencies and health care…

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Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Fall Prevention
, Care Quality, Falls Reduction, Newsworthy

An article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society summarizes the updated (2010) American Geriatrics Society/ British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention…

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Current research on falls prevention: the efficacy of falls reduction programs
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Newsworthy

Many recent research articles show that comprehensive assessment and prevention programs are useful ways to reduce falls and related injuries for older adults, in community,…

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Current research on falls prevention: what are the influences and consequences of falls?
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

November provided abundant information about falls and falls reduction. Following is an overview of some recent publications on the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of falls.…

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