Falls Risk Factors and Practical Solutions for Older Adults*

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults older than age 65 falls each year, but fewer than half will bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider. As people age they experience natural aging effects such as stiff joints, poor eyesight and decreased muscle strength, along with poor balance. Natural aging, along with chronic conditions such as cataracts, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can increase the risk of falling. Reducing the risk of falls and accidents is vital in helping to minimize the risk of hospitalization in older adults. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, 20 percent to 30 percent of older adults hospitalized for a fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. That could lead to decreased mobility, loss of independence and increased risk of death. Register for this web seminar to learn the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falling and simple and practical solutions on how to reduce the risk of falls in the home.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falls;
  • Learn six ways to reduce the risk of falls in the home; and,
  • Discover resources to improve home safety and reduce the risk of hospital

**ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE (social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards) credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch “Fall Prevention” at 10:00 AM PT on December 5, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements.