Keep Preventable Falls Away from You

Keep Preventable Falls Away from You
  • Start Date: 2019/12/30
  • Length: 4 weeks, 1 hr per week.
  • Language: English/ Chinese

Description

Falls and imbalance occur commonly in older people that robs their independence. Seniors who have fallen tend to lose confidence in their abilities, and reduce contact with the outside world. Some people may think staying at home can keep a senior from falls. Unfortunately, this is just far from the truth.

Fall risk factors may be linked to a senior’s physical condition, a medical problem, or home environment. Some medications can increase risk of falling because they cause side effects such as

dizziness or confusion. While falls can be serious, seniors should not live their life in fear. Instead, seniors can be diligent about maintaining and improving health to lower their risk of falls.

This course will bring you safety tips on reducing fall hazards at home. We will guide you through a set of exercise that a senior can easily practice indoor. In case of a fall event, a self-help guide will also be shown.



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Instructor(s)

Prof. Jean Woo
Director
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Prof. Diana Lee
Professor of Nursing
CUHK The Nethersole School of Nursing
Dr. Maria Chui
Consultant
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
Ms. Chui Man Kwok
Nursing Officer
CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing