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Safety in and Around the Home: Fall Prevention

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Safety in and Around the Home: Fall Prevention

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VBTP105

This video teaches care providers how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence.

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Course Information:
  • Streaming Video
  • Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death from Injury for Older Adults
  • How to Prevent Falls Inside and Around the Home
  • How to Make the Home a Safe Environment
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Safety in and Around the Home: Fall Prevention Info:

Course Description

In this 1 hour program, we cover how falls are a serious concern for older adults. Each year more than 30% of people over 65 fall. Most falls occur at home, while people are performing everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in or out of bed.

Course Objectives

Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults. This program teaches how to reduce the risk of falls inside and outside of the home while encouraging independence. Learn about medical conditions that contribute to falls, why the elderly are at greater risk for falls and how to make the home a safe environment. Upon completion of this training, the participant will understand: falls and the older adult; the goal of fall prevention; how to prevent falls inside and around the home; fall prevention for care providers; gait belt use.

Course Outcomes

  • Falls and the older adult
  • The physical and emotional effects of a fall
  • The goal of fall prevention
  • Fall prevention for care providers
  • Proper shoes
  • Medications that increase fall risk
  • How to prevent falls in the home
  • Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom
  • Stairs, Lighting
  • Outdoors
  • How to use a gait belt
  • Walkers


Instructor: Marion Karpinski, R.N.

Marion Karpinski, R.N. brings 40 years of nursing experience, much of which took place in hospital or skilled home care settings. By working with area agencies on aging, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, faith-based organizations, community colleges and other organizations, we have been able to reach greater numbers of providers. We have had a significant impact on the training of both family and paraprofessional care providers.

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