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State: California
Subject Matter: New Fall Risk Guidelines
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On January 13, 2011, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the British Geriatric Society

(BGS) published a summary of recommendations in the online version of the Journal of the

American Geriatrics Society updating their 2001 guidelines on preventing falls in the elderly.

Under the new guidelines all healthcare practitioners dealing with older adults should perform

fall screening and prevention analysis. New assessments involving foot condition, balance, foot

wear, fear of falling, and the ability to carry out activities of daily living _ADLs) are

recommended. The groups recommend all interventions for fall prevention include an exercise

component, with additional interventions to be considered including reducing medications.

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Document Author: Michael LeVangie
Firm/Company: Prout LeVangie
Document Date: January 1, 1970
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