Don't Fall Down! Fall Prevention 101 for Older Adults [NOOK Book]

Overview

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death and non-fatal injury for people over the age of 65. The greying of America is causing these accidents to quickly become a public health concern due to the financial and emotional costs to individuals and their families. The good news is up to 50% of falls can be prevented through education and effort.

This 70-page book discusses situations that increase the risk of a fall and how you can reduce ...
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Don't Fall Down! Fall Prevention 101 for Older Adults

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Overview

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death and non-fatal injury for people over the age of 65. The greying of America is causing these accidents to quickly become a public health concern due to the financial and emotional costs to individuals and their families. The good news is up to 50% of falls can be prevented through education and effort.

This 70-page book discusses situations that increase the risk of a fall and how you can reduce that risk. Some factors can be changed and others must be accepted. The first step a person can do to prevent falls is become aware of things that contribute to instability and then make the necessary change when possible.

Balance is a complicated messenger system and this book offers scientifically-researched concepts in an easy to understand manner. You will gain a better understanding of what may be causing you to lose your balance, how you can prevent falls and where to go for help.

The index includes a "Help, I've Fallen and I CAN Get Up" demonstration, Fall Risk Medications List, Home Safety Checklist and a Senior Resource Directory.

Written in large print, this is a must read for older adults, loved ones, family members, caregivers, staff members, program planners, activity directors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors.

Knowledge is empowering. Take responsibility for your well-being and learn how to prevent falls and remain independent.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014863919
  • Publisher: The Fall Prevention Lady
  • Publication date: 8/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kelly Ward, aka The Fall Prevention Lady, is a certified FallProof balance and mobility specialist who has been teaching fall prevention classes in the Sacramento region for over five years. Kelly has a B.S. in Public Health and recently achieved a special designed Master of Science in Therapeutic Aging and has been working with older adults for over 15 years.

A respected Fall Prevention Consultant, Kelly has worked with the Area 4 Agency on Aging, Eskaton Senior Living, Kaiser Permanente, City of Sacramento's 50+ Wellness program, California Department of Public Health, Resources for Independent Living, Older Adult Collaborative and numerous community churches in Sacramento. She is an active member of the Northern California Fall Prevention Coalition and is a community member of the Adult and Aging Commission.

Kelly's mission is to educate, demonstrate and facilitate the adaptation of a reduced fall risk lifestyle. She uses a scientific approach to improve the quality of daily living. You will learn practical ways to maintain personal independence. For more information on the Fall Prevention Lady, visit her website: www.thefallpreventionlady.com
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