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Is Falling An Early Indication Of Alzheimers
8/1/2012
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes certain changes in the brain that affect memory and thinking. AD can also increase the likelihood of falling. In fact, a recent study suggests that that falling may be an early indication of AD.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes certain changes in the brain that affect memory and thinking. AD can also increase the likelihood of falling. In fact, a recent study suggests that that falling may be an early indication of AD. 

There are many reasons why persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are at risk of falling, including the effects of medications, changes in walking and balance, impaired vision, hazardous environmental conditions, lack of understanding and awareness of the potential for falls, etc.
Caregivers play a pivotal role in helping family members remain fall-free.

To read the article and learn 6 preventive strategies to get caregivers started: CLICK HERE
 

Many nursing home residents suffer from AD and are at an increased risk of falling. Are some of these residents individuals that you provide care for on a daily basis? The answer is probably yes. Prevention of falls, whether causing injury or not, is a key safety issue in nursing homes.

For many years, it was assumed that falls were unavoidable accidents, due to just being old, and that nothing, apart from restricting a resident’s mobility or placing them in physical restraints, could be done to prevent falls. Over the past several years, however, interest in fall prevention flourished and, as a result, our thinking about falls has dramatically changed. We now have a better understanding of why falls occur and, more importantly, what can be done to prevent falls from happening. Upon completion of Pedagogy's online course "Managing Falls In the Nursing Home: Who, Why and What Next?" you will be able to:

  • Identify how frequently falls occur and what harmful consequences may follow an episode of falling.
  • Recognize the different causes of falling and which residents are at higher risk.
  • State the steps that can be taken to prevent falls from occurring.
  • Identify steps to assist the resident that has fallen, in preventing future falls.

To view details or to purchase the course, follow the link below:

Managing Falls In the Nursing Home: Who, Why and What Next?

We offer not only individual but facility and corporation training. There are many benefits to a facility or corporation, as well as, staff benefits with the use of on-line continuing education courses. Pedagogy can create a tailored corporate or facility training package to suit your particular needs and provide the tools needed to deliver education to a single location, or multiple locations across any geographic area.
 
FACILITY & CORPORATE BENEFITS

On-line training and education courses provides a tremendous cost savings to the employer. The obstacles as well as costs of conventional training are high.

On-line education provides the employer with:

  • A happy staff that doesn’t have to travel long distances to receive education on a day off or after working the late shift.
  • Compliance with state, federal and regulatory commissions that require nursing and staff education.
  • Documentation that staff has had the necessary education.
  • No more juggling staff scheduling to allow nurses to attend a traditional classroom education course.
  • The ability to train more nurses with less expenditure. See Online Training ROI, for examples of the amount of training cost that can be saved utilizing on-line education.
  • Ability to provide quality consistent education to your staff.
  • An educated staff is a statement of your commitment of providing quality care to your patients—a highly marketable attribute.
  • Staff has education and is prepared for state and regulatory surveys. Less tags, fees and fines.
  • Increase your census and revenue. Pedagogy education courses prepare your staff to care for higher acuity residents and prevent re-hospitalizations.
  • Custom on-line training available to achieve these benefits for ALL training, in servicing and compliance requirements. See Custom Training for more information.
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