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.
Audience: Grades 10 - 12. Not much actual content on the diseases themselves, more focused on their effects on the young people who contract them. Stresses the need for communication between partners, with the emphasis that protecting yourself is more important than trusting other people. Instructional notes includes discussion questions, reference / fact sheets, internet resources & organizations & a quiz as reproducible masters.
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.
"While David is working at the local video store he overhears his friend Nick being fired. Nick is HIV+. Word spreads quickly in the small town. David and his friends are challenged by their fear of AIDS, homophobia and discrimination."
Recommended for grades 11, 12, 13, post-secondary and community development.