Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

St. George, UT

 

Reduce Your Risk for Falls

On Thursday, December 3, Karen Schlieter, Gerokenisiologist with the Intermouontain Health Care LiVe Well Center gave the Brown Bag attendees an excellent presentation on preventing falls. Fall-risk reduction requires a multi-factorial approach, as recommended by the American Geriatric Society. Below are her major topics:

Five key steps to reduce your risk for falls using a multi-factorial approach include:

  • Educating yourself about fall-risk reduction
  • Getting a fall-risk screening
  • Managing medications with your physicians
  • Making your environment safe
  • Exercising and participating in balance training

For much more information, please download Karen's handouts here and listen to the audio of her presentation here.