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A Lens on Falls: Vision and falls prevention among older adults

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A Lens on Falls: Vision and falls prevention among older adults

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$15

As people age, it is common for their visual function to decrease, which is associated with an increased risk of falling. Older adults with vision loss are twice as likely to fall than older adults without vision loss. Vision plays a key role in the balance and control required to carry out daily activities with older adults relying more heavily on visual information to maintain their balance. Good vision also allows older adults to identify hazards or obstacles in their environment and navigate safely around them.

Injury Matters, through the Stay On Your Feet® program, and in partnership with Vision Australia WA, are hosting a 2-hour interactive training workshop for health professionals on vision and falls prevention in older adults. The workshop aims for health professionals to better understand how poor or reduced vision affects falls in older adults and to increase their knowledge in effective strategies to reduce falls.

This workshop aims to:

  • Increase knowledge of risk factors for falls in older adults and age-related eye conditions
  • Increase knowledge of prevention strategies for vision impairment among older adults
  • Increase knowledge of interventions to reduce falls risk among older adults with vision impairment
  • Increase skills in using appropriate vision technology to reduce the risk of falls in older adults with vision impairment
  • Increase knowledge of effective eye health service delivery across regional and remote areas
  • Increase skills in using Telehealth to provide eye services to older adults in rural and remote areas.

Injury Matters Cancellation and Refund Policy

Participants may request a refund or transfer their registration to another person if they are unable to attend. Cancellation or requests to transfer registration to another person must be received in writing via email [email protected]t.org.au
Non-attendance or cancellations received within two (2) working days of the start of the workshop will incur the full fee.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but would like to attend this workshop, please contact [email protected] so we can accommodate for your needs.

 

 

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Organiser

Stay On Your Feet®
Phone:
1300303540
Email:
info@injurymatters.org.au
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Venue

Bendat Parent & Community Centre
36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia
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