075 Preventing Falls: 4 Approaches to Ask Your Doctor About


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In This Episode:

Dr. K reviews her four most used fall prevention approaches, which are routine in geriatrics care but are often overlooked by busy primary care providers. She covers:

  • The three questions about falls that PCPs should be asking older adults
  • How the CDC’s STEADI fall prevention algorithm can help you understand what your health provider should be doing
  • Why medication review is an essential part of fall prevention
  • The importance of checking blood pressure sitting and standing
  • How a physical therapy evaluation can help
  • The recent research suggesting Tai Chi helps prevent falls
  • How to get a good home safety assessment done
  • Why Vitamin D is no longer recommended for fall prevention (but is still worth taking)

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004 What to Do If You re Worried About Falls

005 Interview: Otago & Proven Exercises for Fall Prevention

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