Falls Prevention, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Guest Edited by Dr. Steven Castle, is devoted to Falls Prevention. Articles in this important issue include: Key components of exercise programs in community to prevent falls; Potential reasons deaths from falls in older adults have doubled in the past decade; Link between Primary care and community-based balance exercise programs; Role of foot orthoses and shoe insoles at improving mobility and balance; Blood Pressure control and falls risk; Optimizing function and physical activity in hospitalized older adults to prevent functional decline and falls; Delirium as it relates to falls; Virtual sitters; Redesigning a Fall Prevention Program in Acute Care: Building on Evidence; and Nursing Unit Design and Hospital Falls.
|Author Informaiton||By Steven Castle, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine at UCLA, Associate Director for Clinical Programs at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, GRECC Governor to the California Commission on Aging, Los Angeles, California|
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