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Session 15 | Preventing Falls and a Decline in Function: an Innovative Approach to Restorative Nursing

Session Summary

This session will discuss how decreased mobility is the primary cause of falls and a decline in function of residents. Traditional restorative nursing programs do little to address balance, strength and endurance issues that lead to immobility. This session will discuss exercise and restorative nursing programs that prevent falls and a decline in function by enhancing mobility, balance, strength and endurance of residents. It will describe how to set up an environment to help promote safe mobility.