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Prevention & Treatment of Falls in the Elderly

Summary: Learn the leading cause of falls in the elderly and what we can do to help prevent falls.
Air Date: 3/29/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Melissa Barton
Dr. Melissa Barton is a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University, School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She is also the residency director at Sinai-Grace Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Barton is a past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians and she is a member of national ACEP’s Public Relations Committee.
Prevention & Treatment of Falls in the Elderly
Falls are a common cause of injury in the elderly.

There are many things that can be done to help prevent falling and serious injury, including staying active and fall proofing the home.

If you have an elderly parent or are a caregiver, you must listen for some great advice.
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