Understanding Falls - AL


The act of falling is a common occurrence among the elderly. Statistically, more than one third of adults ages 65 years and older fall at least once each year. It is the responsibility of all staff members to prevent residents from falling. It is essential that you are knowledgeable of the common risk factors that contribute to falls among the elderly and your role in the prevention of resident falls.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # 051915. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-3000A
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
List the most common factors that contribute to falls among the elderly
Identify the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of falls among a resident
Recall your role in implementing a successful fall prevention program

Introduction What Causes Falls? Implementing a Successful Fall Prevention Program Key Points to Remember

Instructor: Tamar Abell, MA, CCC-SLP, LNHA
Tamar Abell is a Principal of Upstairs Solutions whose primary responsibilities include content development and operations management. In addition to Tamar’s role in Upstairs Solutions, she is Vice-President of ABS Management, a long-term care/assisted living management group that owns and operates facilities throughout the Midwest. Her primary role involves policy development, risk management and quality assurance. Disclosure: Tamar Abell, MA, CCC-SLP, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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