SHKN Falls prevention curriculum for personal support workers and allied health care workers: the Grey Bruce Experience
This Fireside Chat is in collaboration with SENIORS HEALTH KNOWLEDGE NETWORK - SHKN
Falls prevention curriculum for personal support workers and allied health care workers: the Grey Bruce Experience
PLEASE NOTE: WE START AT 1:30 PM EASTERN TIME TODAY.
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Falls Prevention Education and Training : Addressing the Challenges
Health and allied health care workers play an important role in the prevention of falls among older adults. Education and training for frontline workers provides the knowledge and tools to identify falls risks and implement interventions.
The Grey Bruce Falls Prevention and Intervention Program (GBFPIP) aims to address the needs of older adults who are at various risk levels of falling, through an integrated system of evidence-based services in Grey Bruce.
This webinar will share how the GBFPIP has identified challenges and opportunities in falls prevention education and training, and moved to address them.
Advisors on Tap:
Sarah is a Health Promoter with the Grey Bruce Health Unit who is currently working to coordinate a Falls Prevention Collaboration across the South West Local Health Integration Network. In her previous role, Sarah worked to implement the Grey Bruce Falls Prevention and Intervention Program. Sarah attended university in London, ON and Vancouver, BC to complete a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. Sarah has 5 years experience working in falls prevention.
Amber is a Health Promoter with the Grey Bruce Health Unit working specifically with the Grey Bruce Falls Prevention and Intervention Program. Amber has experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation within the local public health level. Amber has completed Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degrees.