Older adults are at increased of falls. An exercise program can address problem areas and reduce the risk of falls.
Problems faced by the elderly:
(1) sedentary lifestyle with deconditioning
(2) sensory problems - vision, hearing, coordination, proprioception
Exercise should target problem areas:
(1) balance and coordination
(2) muscle strength
(3) aerobic (walking, other)
Exercise may take the form of one or both of the following:
(1) scheduled exercise sessions every week
(2) exercises that can be included in the person's home routines
(1) medication review
(2) home safety survey
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