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jurasketu
01-24-2017, 03:49 PM
More specifically - there are right ways to fall to avoid injury. We know that. We should teach everyone...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/well/move/the-right-way-to-fall.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

Janet Rosen
01-25-2017, 02:14 PM
I have been teaching seniors to fall for a few years now. If anybody is interested in how I do this I have a closed group of Facebook that basically acts as an open-source discussion for best practices. Feel free to ask to join in https://www.facebook.com/groups/183688925301847
and here are videos I made for my students
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvDyI_M38AerHf5dEOljVVAgi6a5zq9Jz

fatebass21
02-20-2017, 07:27 PM
Janet I am glad you are doing this. I've spent the last 10 years working within healthcare specifically with the Medicare population and I have not seen this anywhere else with regard to controled falling. Very important topic

Janet Rosen
02-20-2017, 09:02 PM
Cheers, Chris. I am a longtime RN and spent my last 8 years doing community case management with frail low income seniors (google MSSP - it is a statewide MediCal waiver program, all our clients were Medi-Medi)
One tip I will pass along: an undiagnosed cause of poor balance and falls going down stairs is that hardly anybody is taught how to do so when they are in bifocals or progressive lenses! Most people just look through the bottom - the reading glasses section for near vision - so everything gets unfocused and woozy. My optometrist told me when I first got into bifocals in my 30s to tilt my head down and look at the stairs with my distance vision lenses. I have asked scores of people, nobody else recalls being taught this. Instead friends tell me of parents who refuse to use bifocals because they feel unbalanced; I had a woman take my AikiBalance course and the only thing she needed was to practice moving her head correctly going down stairs!