Every year, as many as three out of four long-term care residents fall. By themselves, falls are rarely fatal, but the injuries and resulting complications sustained from a fall can start residents on a downward spiral.
Understanding the causes and consequences of falls will help you to be proactive in using strategies for preventing them. While caregivers can never completely eliminate falling, we can significantly reduce the risk.
During this program you’ll learn:
- The consequences of falls
- How to identify risk factors that contribute to falling
- What you can do to help minimize falls among your residents
"Avoiding Falls in Long-Term Care Facilities" is a practical educational tool. It demonstrates important skills necessary to help caregivers prevent falls. This video training provides a unique and interactive learning experience. In addition to the valuable learning information contained in the video and accompanying facilitator guide, the video in-service provides opportunities for facilitated discussion to help participants understand how fall prevention techniques and skills can affect residents’ overall quality of life.
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.