September 25, 2017

Expert Panel Updates Fall Prevention Guidelines for Older Adults

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A 15-person panel of experts has released a 10-page updated set of fall prevention guidelines, Summary of the Updated American Geriatrics Society/British Geriatrics Society Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. The publication updates the earlier guideline by evaluating evidence and analyses that have become available since 2001 and by providing revised recommendations based on these evaluations.

The updated guidelines are based upon observations by doctors and health professionals and focus on prevention strategies to minimize risk. The program focuses more effort on assessments of the elderly and intervention strategies designed to modify environments and behaviors in order to lessen the chances of a fall happening.

A four-page Summary of Recommendations is also available HERE.

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