Fall Prevention in Older Adults
Recorded On: 11/17/2022
Summary: Falls by older adults are common and usually multifactorial. Falls are associated with functional decline. Prevention of falls in older adults is better than treatment. Screening for fall risk factors is essential to create customized preventive interventions and is very effective. Falls prevention guidelines by different health organizations and their recommendation for multifactorial interventions are available.
Objectives: At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to…
- Identify the risk factors of falls in older adults
- Understand the consequences and complications of falls in older adults
- Recognize the importance of falls screening in older adults
- Learn how to assess, evaluate, and prevent falls in older people
Intended Audience: Health Care providers- Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants/Associates, Nurses, MPH Students, and Others e.g. Physical Therapist, Social Workers, etc.
Ali, Lobna H., MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Doctor Lobna Ali is a board-certified physician in family medicine and geriatrics. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Associate Program Director of the Geriatric Fellowship at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Ali is a Certified Medical Director and serves as the Medical Director of the Audubon Retirement Village in New Orleans. Dr. Ali is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and a member of the AGS’s Public Education Committee. She is also an active member of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) and is a member of the AMDA’s Education Committee. She has been the vice president of the Louisiana Geriatrics Society (LGS) since 2020. Dr. Ali has devoted herself to serving the needs of older adults throughout her professional career. Her philosophy of care centers on patients and their safety. As a geriatrician, she aims to restore patients’ independence and improve their quality of life.