Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People Living in the Community
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Educate older patients and their caregivers as to the underlying risk factors for falls.
2. Advise patients and caregivers on adjustments that can be made to patient’s living spaces and environment to enhance safety and avoid the risk of falls or injury.
3. Assess older patients for polypharmacy that may increase the risk of falls.
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Michael P. Jeremiah, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic, Virginia
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