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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults older than age 65 falls each year, but fewer than half will bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider. As people age they experience natural aging effects such as stiff joints, poor eyesight and decreased muscle strength, along with poor balance. Natural aging, along with chronic conditions such as cataracts, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease can increase the risk of falling. Reducing the risk of falls and accidents is vital in helping to minimize the risk of hospitalization in older adults. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, 20 percent to 30 percent of older adults hospitalized for a fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. That could lead to decreased mobility, loss of independence and increased risk of death. Register for this web seminar to learn the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falling and simple and practical solutions on how to reduce the risk of falls in the home.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

·       Understand the signs that an older adult may be at risk for falls;

·       Learn six ways to reduce the risk of falls in the home; and,

·       Discover resources to improve home safety and reduce the risk of hospital

Presenter:

Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.

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