November is Fall Prevention Month. Are you ready to take action this November?
Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice will be hosting a webinar series this summer in conjunction with content specialists from across the country. The webinars are intended for health care professionals, but are also relevant for all health team members, as well as others who work in the community settings. The summer series consists of three 45-minute webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to share how to navigate the Fall Prevention Month website and to highlight how we can implement an activity for Fall Prevention Month.
Webinar: Spot the Hazards that can Lead to a Fall activity
REGISTER: June 24, 2019, 11 a.m. CST
• This webinar will provide you with the information you will need to create and set up your own Mock Potential Environmental Hazards Room regardless of your setting.
• It will provide the logistics in set up, promotion and how to engage staff, clients, families and/or public on environmental hazards and how they can react with more biological risk factors.
• It will provide creative tips on additions you may wish to try that have worked in Saskatoon in both acute and long-term settings and how this can be adapted to other areas in the community as well.
• There will be time at the end to explore questions on how you too can provide this activity that raises awareness of risk factors in a very interactive way.
Webinar: Safe Winter Walking
REGISTER: July 9, 2019, 11 a.m. CST
• Walking is one of many physical activities that help older adults to maintain physical wellbeing. Fall Prevention Month is a great opportunity to design your own multi-faceted campaign to deliver the message to your clients to walk more and to walk safely. Follow the steps taken to promote the easily accessible campaign used over the past two years.
Webinar: Finding Hazards in the Home (Children under 5)
REGISTER: July 16, 2019, 11 a.m. CST
• For children under 5 years the most common place of injury is in the home. During Fall Prevention Month this is a great opportunity to educate families and caregivers of young children about the potential hazards in their home while considering how their child’s abilities are constantly changing. During this webinar it will be demonstrated how images of standard rooms in a home can be used as a tool with families/caregivers to recognize hazards and discuss ways to mitigate those hazards.