Senior Falls: More Than a Rising Financial Cost

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Explores the latest research, program-development, and strategies on fall prevention with the elderly population.

Certified for RNs, LVNs, SWs, CCMs, ACMs, PTs, PTAs, and LPCs in Texas
Certified for RNs, CCMs, and ACMs in all states
Content Level: Intermediate

About the author:
Robyn Horn has her Master’s degree in Long-Term Care Administration from the University of North Texas as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She served as a licensed nursing home administrator for 13 years which included two years at an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility. Robyn has facilitated several caregiver support groups in both facility and community settings. She is also Author of the book, “Transforming the Mundane into Sacred: Spirituality in Caregiving for the Elderly.”

Objectives:

    • Cite national statistics related to elderly falls
    • Identify risk factors associated with elderly falls
    • Examine preventative methods to reduce the risk of falls
    • Elaborate on current programs and strategies designed to prevent the elderly from falling

Course Outline:
1)  Learning outcomes and introduction
2)  Identify the reasons senior falls are prevalent
3)  Analyze various falls preventative methods including home improvements, exercise, medications, etc.
4)  Explore fall prevention initiatives and ways healthcare professionals can help
5)  Conclusion

This course is in a written format, and your certificate will be available for download immediately after successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. A score of 80% or greater is required to pass, and you may re-take the post-test if needed.


Nurses – HIS Cornerstone is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002094. (Expires 3/6/2027)
Social Workers: Meets the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council’s CE criteria for 1.0 contact hour.
Physical Therapists/PTAs: This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. (Expires 1/16/26)
ACMA and CCMC Case Managers: This program fits the description of an ACMA approved CE because it has been awarded contact hour(s) by H.I.S. Cornerstone, a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Louisiana State Nurses Association. As of July 1, 2020 CCMC recognizes ACMA’s continuing education offerings to meet the requirements of the Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential. This is NOT a CCMC-approved ethics CE.

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Contact Hours

Revision Date

1/16/2024

CE Format

RN Approved

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