Fall Prevention

April 22, 2021
11:30am Central Time
 04/22/2021 11:30:00 am04/22/2021 12:30:00 pmAmerica/ChicagoFall PreventionEach year, millions of people over age 65 fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Those numbers should give us pause, but they shouldn’t paralyze us with fear. Falling is not inevitable, and there are things we can do to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Join NPT as we discuss FALL Prevention on this edition of AGING MATTERS.https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/hq3ofRosemary rbrunton@wnpt.orgfalseMM/DD/YYYY

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Each year, millions of people over age 65 fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Those numbers should give us pause, but they shouldn’t paralyze us with fear. Falling is not inevitable, and there are things we can do to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Join NPT as we discuss FALL Prevention on this edition of AGING MATTERS.

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Fall Prevention Trailer | Aging Matters | NPT Reports

Each year, millions of people over age 65 fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Those numbers should give us pause, but they shouldn’t paralyze us with fear. Falling is not inevitable, and there are things we can do to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Join NPT as we discuss FALL Prevention on this edition of AGING MATTERS.

Fall Prevention | Aging Matters | NPT Reports

Each year, millions of people over age 65 fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Those numbers should give us pause, but they shouldn’t paralyze us with fear. Falling is not inevitable, and there are things we can do to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Join NPT as we discuss FALL PREVENTION on this edition of AGING MATTERS.

Home Safety Assessment | Aging Matters | NPT Reports

A home safety assessment is a good way to identify falling hazards around the house. FiftyForward is a non-profit social service organization in Middle Tennessee that provides both on-site home safety assessments and referrals to home-repair services.

30 minutes

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Panelists

  • Cathy A. Maxwell, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Dr. Cathy Maxwell is an expert in aging and frailty. Dr. Maxwell became interested in outcomes of injured older adults when she was a trauma program manager within the Georgia trauma system. Eager to understand factors that contribute to poor outcomes, Dr. Maxwell conducted the first one-year longitudinal study among older trauma patients that identified frailty as the primary predictor of one-year mortality, functional decline and readmissions to acute care. Since then, Dr. Maxwell has been driven to help older adults understand what is happening to their bodies as they age. With a mission of empowering older adults to proactively manage their personal trajectories of aging, Dr. Maxwell developed and tested a frailty-focused (literacy-friendly) communication (FCOM) aid, a 36-page booklet that increases knowledge about trajectories of aging from early stages (living well) to end-of-life (dying well). Based on the FCOM booklet, Dr. Maxwell and colleagues went on the develop a FCOM training workshop for nurses and other clinicians, aimed at equipping professionals with the knowledge and communication skills necessary to teach patients and community-dwelling adults about the concept of frailty and measures to prevent, delay and mitigate untoward outcomes (falls, hospitalization, chronic conditions). Dr. Maxwell’s work has demonstrated that when older adults gain a better understanding of the bioenergetics of aging and development of frailty, they want to engage in protective lifestyle change to improve health and quality of life. Dr. Maxwell earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Troy University. She earned a PhD in nursing science from Vanderbilt University where she also completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Maxwell’s work has been highlighted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. She is currently working in the local Nashville community to implement a health and wellness program for disadvantaged older adults.

  • Corley Roberts, MHA, ACSM-EP, CHC, EIM2, CPHQ

    Corley is a nationally certified exercise physiologist and health coach, healthcare quality professional, and credentialed in exercise and medicine. As a medical fitness professional in the healthcare industry, Corley has focused her work on the impact of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease in midlife and older populations. As a published author, health writer, and national speaker, Corley is passionate about helping others find the ‘active’ist‘, within themselves. Incorporating physical activity into her own life started very early as a way to help manage her depression. Exercise has been and will continue to be an important component in Corley’s toolbox for physical and mental fitness. Her experience in the mind-body connection led to her profession in exercise physiology and mental health. Corley is Founder and CEO of MyFitScript, a company that specializes in evidence-based exercise prescriptions specific for age and chronic condition. MyFitScript has been featured on Medscape’s CBSHealthWatch, American Academy of Family Physicians, Business and Health Magazine, 5th World Congress for Physical Activity, Aging, and Sports, primary care, heart failure clinic, corporate wellness, and integrated into the certification for health coaches with the National Society of Health Coaches. Currently, Corley provides fitness and health coaching services and MyFitScript program materials as part of a new multigenerational living community in Nashville TN. AFRESH, a wellness program launched within this community and led by Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Urban Housing Solutions, serves to improve the health and wellness of low-income older residents. The community and AFRESH aims to improve the determinants that might otherwise prevent low-income individuals in accessing healthcare and resources that are known to impact ones’ quality of life. Physical activity is the cornerstone of the AFRESH program and serves to help prevent frailty due to inactivity, and to promote health and wellbeing within one’s reach.

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