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The primary goal of fall prevention is:
Balance means stability or equilibrium.
Which statement is correct?
Proper shoes play a big part in fall prevention.
Factors that increase the risk of falls include:
People with arthritis, Parkinson’s and dementia are not prone to falls.
Most falls that result in serious injury happen:
People who experience dizziness when getting up should sit at the edge of the bed or chair for a few minutes before moving into a standing position.
Hazardous conditions in the home that contribute to falls include:
Even without physical injury, the emotional effects of a fall can be devastating.
To decrease falls in the home:
The goal of fall prevention is to limit activities after a fall.
Falls that occur outside the home are often because of:
Proper body mechanics when helping someone to stand is to bend your knees and lift using the thigh muscles of the legs.
For people over 65 the most dangerous injury from a fall is:
Sedatives and pain relievers are medications that can contribute to falls.
Caregivers can decrease their own risk of falling by:
When older people restrict their physical activity after a fall, it can lead to:
When reporting a fall, report the:
A true statement about balance is:
Most falls occur on the first or last steps of a flight of stairs.
Clothing that is too long or loose increases the risk of falls.
Caregivers can increase their risk of falls by carrying manageable loads with good visibility.
Falls are the leading cause of death from injury for older adults.