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


Other interventions:

(1) medication review

(2) home safety survey

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