Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Clinic on 2/24/2018 – Summary & Photos Learn what we do and see what you might expect at the next one. On Saturday, February 24, community members took part in a free fall risk screening and prevention clinic at Paradigm Los Lunas. Participants participated in balance testing, then reviewed the […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention – Part 4: Attend Paradigm’s Fall-Risk Screening Clinic on 2/24/2018
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 4: Attend Paradigm’s Fall-Risk Screening Clinic on 2/24/2018 Hopefully we have convinced you that falling is a serious problem, and that you want to prevent yourself and loved ones from having a fall if at all possible. We take falls very seriously here at Paradigm! We will be conducting […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 3: How do we stop falls from happening? Once we have identified individuals who are at risk for future falls, we need to implement an intervention to stop falls from happening. All the current evidence indicates that the best defense against falls is a multidisciplinary team approach. This means […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 2: How do we find out who is at risk for a fall? The American Geriatric Society published clinical practice guidelines recommending that adults aged 65 and older should be screened annually for fall risk. But, what does this entail? Your risk assessment will include a fall history, medication […]
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention – Part 1: Why are healthcare professionals “tripping” over falls? What’s the big deal?
Fall Risk Screening and Prevention Part 1: Why are healthcare professionals “tripping” over falls? What’s the big deal? Falls among the elderly and those with disabilities are a huge concern in the healthcare community. When we were younger, the biggest concern after a fall was often a skinned knee, but as we age, falls become […]