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EMPOWERING SENIORS


4 STEPS THAT HELP SENIORS REGAIN CONFIDENCE AFTER A FALL


As we age, the risk of falling increases, however in an older adult a fall doesn't just cause physical injury. It can also cause loss of confidence, which can then lead to more falls in the future.

When an older adult falls, we're usually most concerned about any physical injuries and don't often consider the emotional impact of the fall.

So to avoid falling at all costs, they would need to reduce their level of activity or make other changes to their lifestyle


  1. TALK ABOUT THE FALL IN A SENSITIVE MANNER Understand their concerns by speaking about the fall - don't avoid the subject.

Listen to their worries to show that you're taking them seriously.


2. SET REASONABLE GOALS

To overcome their loss of confidence, work together to determine an achievable goal to work towards - something small and manageable, which can later be built upon.


3. USE MEASURABLE TARGETS

Work together to set smaller targets which lead to the end goal.

For Example: How far would they need to walk each week and who would help to

support them.


4. EVALUATE

When the goal date arrives, evaluate their progress.

How did they do?

Did they achieve the goal?


Encouragement is essential, so remember to recognize their accomplishments and show your ongoing support.



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