Falls Prevention

09sep1:00 pm2:00 pmFalls PreventionWebinar

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In 2017 and 2018, falls were the leading cause of injury and death, with half of the fall-related deaths happening among adults age 85 or older. Research indicates that falls among older adults is a multi-faceted problem requiring a multidisciplinary approach to prevent falls. This presentation will introduce you to the South Dakota Fall Prevention Coalition. The mission and vision of the organization will be provided, along with the strategies the coalition is using to accomplish its goals of reducing the number of fall-related deaths by 5% and reducing the number of fall-related hospitalization by 10% by 2026. By the end of this presentation, attendees will have enhanced knowledge about how they can join the fall prevention efforts in South Dakota.


Leacey E. Brown, M.S., SDSU Extension

Leacey E. Brown is a gerontologist advocating for broader discussions about aging and older adults in South Dakota. She currently serves as the SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist. Troubleshooting skills gained as a member of the U.S. Air Force enhance her professional capacity, allowing her to break aging issues into more manageable parts to create meaningful understanding. She is convinced many of the challenges we face as we age could be addressed through innovations in home, technology and community design. Leacey’s professional interests include ageism, advance care planning, aging well, adult technology use, falls prevention, environmental adaption and design for aging in place, caregiving, and end-of-life. 


Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $49 per SDAHO Member facility /$99 per non-member facility. CEs: SW & NHA


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST