Every year, approximately one in every three older adults living at home will fall. The majority of the time, falls do not result in serious injury. However, in some cases, they can be disastrous. For example, an older adult with osteoporosis may suffer a serious fracture as a result of a fall.
This course will teach you why older people frequently fall and how falls can be avoided in the home. You will learn practical strategies for adapting to your surroundings and collaborating with healthcare professionals to reduce risk and promote independence.
- Why are older people more prone to falling?
- Environmental factors that increase the likelihood of a fall
- What to Do If You Slip?
- How to Prevent Falls in the Home by Changing the Environment
- Getting assistance with daily tasks and investing in safety equipment
- Why can strength and balance training lower the risk of falling?
- How to Begin an Efficient Exercise Program
- Why regular vision tests can reduce a person's risk of falling
- The connection between medications, alcohol, and falls
- If you are an elderly person who is at risk of falling, this course will help you reduce your risk of injury.
- If you live with or care for an elderly person, this course will assist you in ensuring their well-being.
- This course will help you contribute to a safer environment if you work with older adults in a supported or residential living facility.
- If you work in a company that manufactures or sells independent living aids or equipment, this course will provide you with valuable insight into the issues that older adults who are at risk of falling face.
Unit 01: The Causes & Consequences of Falls in Older People
Unit 02: How to Prevent Falls at Home
Unit 03: How Strength & Balance Training can Reduce the Risk of Falls
Unit 04: The Impact of Other Lifestyle & Medical Factors
There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.
Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.
Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.
Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.
There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.
The test’s passing score is 70 percent.
If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.