Demand on your CARE: Keep Preventable Falls Away from You
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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The videos in this course provide information for educational purposes only. The videos do not provide medical recommendations or diagnoses and are not substitutes for medical advice. It is crucial that you talk with your healthcare providers to discuss any questions you may have and seek them for medical advice, before you make any medical decisions. As the videos are only for educational purposes, we will not be responsible for any decisions you will make or consequences you will have based on the information they provide.