Geriatric Series - The Geriatric Syndromes - Falls

Event Place: Online Meeting | Event Specialty: Geriatrics | Event Duration: 60 min.

With ageing comes an increasing risk of falling. However, older people do not fall simply because they are old. Falls are a marker of frailty and every effort must be made to determine the causal factor(s) for the fall; to identify risk of further falls; and what can be done to minimise the risk of further falls. As falls bring with them risk of physical and psychological injury, falls prevention strategies should be developed to reduce the chance of falling in the first place.