Preventing Falls in Older People Certification

Course Code:
2.5 hours
Preventing Falls in Older People Certification
Exams Included:
All modern browsers and devices
Delivery method:
Online (In-house also available )
Preventing Falls in Older People Certification
Approximately 1 in 3 older adults living at home will have at least one fall each year. In most cases, falls do not result in serious injury. However, in some cases, they can have devastating effects. For instance, an older adult with osteoporosis may sustain a serious fracture following a fall.

This course will teach you why older people often suffer falls and how falls can be prevented in domestic settings. You will learn practical strategies for adapting the environment and working with healthcare professionals, in order to reduce the risk and promote independence.

You will Learn
Why older people are at particular risk of falls
Environmental factors that make a fall more likely
What to do if you fall
How to prevent falls in domestic settings by adjusting the environment
Getting help with day-to-day tasks and investing in safety aids
Why strength and balance training can reduce the risk of falls
How to start an effective exercise programme
Why regular sight tests can minimise an individual’s risk of falls
The link between medication, alcohol and falls
Benefits of taking this Course:
If you are an older adult at risk of a fall, this course will help reduce your risk of injury
If you live with or care for an older adult, this course will help you safeguard their wellbeing
If you work with older adults in a supported or residential living facility, this course will help you contribute to a safer environment
If you work in a business that manufactures or sells independent living aids or equipment, this course will give you a valuable insight into the problems faced by older adults at risk of falls

Course Modules/Lessons
Module 01: The Causes & Consequences of Falls in Older People
Module 02: How to Prevent Falls at Home
Module 03: How Strength & Balance Training can Reduce the Risk of Falls
Module 04: The Impact of Other Lifestyle & Medical Factors



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