Examine the incidence of falls in the elderly community and describe the possible consequences of a fall.
Discuss risk factors for falling and how to assess the risk status of an elderly individual.
Consider how the setting influences risk (e.g., community, institutional care, hospital).
Identify opportunities to prevent falls in the elderly in different settings.
Identify barriers and challenges to implementing prevention strategies and how these may be overcome.
Describe a personal or professional experience you have had in educating an elderly individual about fall prevention, or helping to implement a fall prevention strategy.
Be sure to discuss the challenges you encountered and your solutions.
If you have not had any personal or professional experience of this type, imagine you are working as a health care professional and need to convince an elderly person to use an assistive device (e.g., a walker).
Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages)
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
Must use at least four to five scholarly or peer-reviewed sources published within the last 5 years in addition to the course text.