ExpiredPreventing Falls and Dementia Related Hospital Admission

  • Dementia Training
    June 10, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Title:  Preventing Falls and Dementia Related Hospital Admissions

Short summary: Older adults with dementia are four to five times more likely to fall than older people who do not have cognitive impairment. For those who fall, the risk of sustaining a fracture is three times higher than for cognitively well people. Those who fall are more likely to have long term consequences such as hospitalization, disability, or death. People with Parkinson’s disease, vascular and Lewy body dementia are more prone to mobility disturbances. (Fiona Shaw, 2003) Incorporating evidenced based assessments and increasing awareness and understanding of the modifiable risk factors can contribute to decreased falls in client populations.

Course Outline

  1. Statistics, Incidence, Mortality, and cost
  2. Definition of fall
  3. Common causes of falls
  4. Increased risk of falls with Dementia/ Leading Hospitalization issues with the Dementia client
  5. Evidence based Fall risk assessments. – comprehensive evaluation
  6. Fall prevention strategies.

Course Schedule

: One session, 60-minute webinar, offered virtually and recorded through Zoom.

Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the risk factors associated with falls.
  2. Increase knowledge of evidenced based tests for fall risk assessment.
  3. Employ fall prevention strategies with Dementia clients to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations.

Dr. Amy Craven, Vice President

  • Doctor of physical therapy with over 25 years of clinical and leadership experience.
  • Dedicated professional regarding clinician/caregiver education on how to effectively treat the patient with Dementia.
  • Craven has extensive professional and personal clinical experience with those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • She served as Administrator of Western New York branch of a National Home Health Care Company.
  • Additionally, she was the Rehab Director for a National Home Care Provider.
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