Discusses the most common causes of falls in the geriatric patient, as well as individualized assessment to identify the patient at risk. Explores a variety of effective interventions which can be used in caring for the patient at high risk of falling. Focuses on alternatives to physical and chemical restraints including environmental adaptations and reconditioning.
Demonstrates practical ways of dealing with difficult behaviours such as wandering, angry outbusts, and delusions. Behaviour norms for the Alzheimer's resident are discussed with examples of behaviour management as opposed to behaviour modification
GPEP comments: The short length makes it very usable in a workshop. There is some incongruity between the strategies discussed and those that are demonstrated
This video is for seniors who are still living independently in the community, it is not a video for frail seniors. The first 10 minutes of this video involves seniors talking about their experiences of having had a fall, what they have learned from these experiences and how they have managed to build daily physical exercise into their days. Facilitated by a seniors fitness instructor and two Tai Chi teachers, the exercise routine can be used to lead a group of seniors through the exercises or it can by used by individuals at home as a daily fitness program. The exercises take about 20 minutes.