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

You can listen to the audio of Karen's presentation.

For much more information, please download Karen's handouts.