Understanding Falls - HH


Falling is one of the most common and potentially hazardous occurrences among the elderly. More than one-third of adults 65 and older fall at least once a year. Identifying and preventing falls is an important responsibility of all home health care providers. Understanding common risk factors that contribute to falls among older persons and your role in the prevention of client falls is essential. This course corresponds to the Federal regulations G159 & L543.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

California Department of Public Health (CNA)


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-3000H
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
List the most common factors that contribute to falls among the elderly
Recognize the importance of a fall risk assessment
Identify the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of falls
Recall your role in implementing a successful fall prevention program
List the steps that should be followed if a client falls

Introduction What Causes Falls? Fall Risk Assessment Implementing a Successful Fall Prevention Program Post-Fall Assessment 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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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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