Fall risk factors may be linked to a senior's physical condition, medical problem, home environment or side effect of medications that can increase the risk of falling. This course will provide safety tips on reducing fall hazards and guide you through a set of exercises at home.
Video 1: Falls in Older People
Video 2: Is Falling in Older People Worth Our Attention?
Video 3: Conducting A Multifactorial Falls Risk Assessment
Video 4: Multifactorial Falls Risk Assessment
Video 5: Multifactorial Intervention is the Key to Reducing the Chances of Falls
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