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Preventing Falls: The Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions

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Forest Hills of D.C.

4901 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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Preventing Falls: The Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions

Mobility is vital for both physical and emotional health. For frail older adults, mobility will only be maintained if ambulation is encouraged and supported. Fall risk and fear of falls is a common barrier to staying mobile. How do we balance the resident’s right to self-direction and autonomy – against a known fall risk? Does our focus on fall prevention (and related risk management to prevent injury) potentially override the resident’s rights to freely ambulate? How can providers manage this potential tension between safety and resident rights?

Join in a lively discussion to provide a robust understanding of the conflicting perspectives, with practical guidance for stakeholders.


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Anna Ortigara, RN, MS, FAAN

Organizational Change Consultant, PHI


Panelists:

Maggie Calkins, PhD, EDAC

Executive Director, The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation

President, IDEAS

Hilary G. Forman PT, RAC-CT

SVP of Clinical Strategies Division, Healthpro Heritage

Paul A. Greve Jr., JD, RPLU

Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson


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