How To Prevent Falls in Aging Adults-Webinar
In this webinar, geriatrician Dr. Leslie Kernisan will discuss practical approaches that you can take, to help an older person reduce the chance of a serious fall.
What You’ll Learn
• The three types of risk factors – personal, environmental, and triggers — that you can work on reducing;
• Which often-used medications increase falls;
• How to identify common medical problems that increase fall risk;
• A three-step process you can use to reduce falls;
• The five practical approaches that Dr. Kernisan uses the most, to reduce falls
• How to personalize your fall prevention plan, and identify the factors that are most important for your family to try to change.
Speaker: Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH
Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, is a practicing geriatrician and the founder of GeriatricsforCaregivers.net, a website providing geriatrics health education to family caregivers.
Dr. Kernisan began writing about health and aging for family caregivers in 2008, while researching better primary care for older adults. She was a Senior Medical Editor for Caring.com from 2009-2013, and then launched her own geriatrics health education blog in 2013. Through her health education work, Dr. Kernisan helps families navigate common pitfalls in healthcare for aging adults, and she offers practical tips to improve the health and wellbeing of older loved ones.
Dr. Kernisan completed her Internal Medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at UCSF, and is a Clinical Instructor in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley. Her scholarly work has been published in JAMA and in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
*This webinar costs $15 (please purchase ticket at least 24 hours before this webinar). You have the option to register to view it live OR as a recording. CEU’s are available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (MFTs, LCSWs, Ed. Psychologists, & Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors)