Fall Prevention: A Fall Risk Assessment

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1. Each year, one in _____ adults over 65 suffers a fall.

  a. 3

  b. 4

  c. 5

  d. 7


2. Many falls can be prevented by creating:

  a. Rug free zones

  b. Fall free zones

  c. Hazard free zones

  d. Neutral zones


3. The decrease in _____ in the elderly is a major factor in hip fractures.

  a. Steps per minute

  b. Weight

  c. Balance and coordination

  d. Bone mass


4. Which is not used to determine if someone is a fall risk?

  a. Are they wearing only socks?

  b. Do they have a form of dementia?

  c. Have they had a recent hospital stay?

  d. Are they on oxygen?


5. Exercise can help reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination, and:

  a. Endurance

  b. Posture

  c. Flexibility

  d. Heart rate


6. Shoes that help with fall prevention include all of the following features except:

  a. Strap across the arch

  b. Closed-toed

  c. Skid-resistant soles

  d. Less than one year old


7. What steps should be taken to reduce falls in the bathroom?

  a. Install grab bars.

  b. Use non-skid bathmats

  c. Repair and/or replace loose carpet.

  d. All of the above


8. The national organization that can assist persons who are at a risk of falling is:

  a. American Aging Assistance

  b. American Advocates for Aging

  c. Area Agency on Aging

  d. Area Aging Advocates


9. About _____ of fall injuries occur among nursing home residents who cannot walk.

  a. 20%

  b. 35%

  c. 45%

  d. 65%


10. One out of _____ hip fracture patients dies within one year of injury.

  a. 3

  b. 5

  c. 8

  d. 12