Managing the Elderly Patient and Falls Prevention

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Presenter: Monique Kurdian

This webinar is an excerpt of the accredited Stay Standing Program, which empowers older people, carers and health care professionals to manage falls risk and encourage an independent community.

Topics covered include:

  • Falls Risk Indicator Testing, Balance, Exercise to Prevent Falls
  • Recognising Common Seniors' Emergencies, SMART Goal Setting
  • Healthy Bones, Managing Continence
  • Vision, Footwear
  • Managing Chronic Pain

Stay Standing is the only national quality-accredited falls prevention program in Australia and is endorsed by Exercise & Sports Science Australia and Physical Activity Australia. 

About Monique

Monique qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Sydney in 2004. Since then she has worked across the spectrum of public and private health from emergency and acute through to rehabilitation and community settings with stints in aged care along the way. In 2012 Monique designed a multidisciplinary falls prevention program to meet Australian quality standards and Healthy Living Network membership. The Stay Standing program bridges the gap between community and primary health providers to empower older people for independence. Stay Standing Train the Trainer has peak body endorsement. Monique’s current projects include the innovative My Health Indicators app.

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