February 11, 2019
1. What are the chances a person 65 or older will have a fall this year?
1 in 100
1 in 38
1 in 10
1 in 4
2. Falls are a normal part of getting older – you can't do much to avoid a fall.
3. Hip fractures are a leading cause of nursing home admissions. What percentage of hip fractures are caused by a fall?
4. If you're at increased risk of falling, you are also at increased risk for:
A head cold
A car accident
All of the above
5. Having a fall makes people afraid of falling again. Fear of falling has consequences including:
An even greater risk of having another fall
Feeling lonely or socially isolated
6. My doctor is the only one who can tell me how to avoid a fall.
7. Which of these factors can contribute to a fall?
Medications you take
Shoes and other footwear
8. To avoid a fall in your home you should:
Stay in one place most of the time - moving around is dangerous.
Get rid of scatter rugs and objects in your walk-way or on your stairs.
Race to get the phone or answer the door. Being in a hurry makes you more alert to falls hazards.
None of the above.
9. These are some good ways to avoid falling when you're out and about in your community (pick any that apply)
When walking, pay close attention to the terrain in front of you so you can avoid hazards that could make you fall.
Take a flashlight when walking outside at night to light your path.
Find and use a hand-rail when climbing the bleachers at your grand-daughter's soccer game.
10. You can reduce your risk of falling by taking a falls prevention class.
Please answer all questions.