Fall Prevention Challenges and Strategies in Home-Based Care

What a clinician comes to “know” about patients through home care is qualitatively different than what is known when patients are seen in clinics, hospitals, and even community-based service sites. Many home care patients have underlying deficits particularly in strength and balance that are not remediable, and many are homebound. How patients interact with their current environment also contributes to falls. There are ways to help Home Care, Home Health and Hospice clinicians and aides to recognize the importance of what they are observing or learning about patients and to tailor intervention strategies to reduce fall risk in this population. But first it’s necessary to appreciate how this population is different from community-mobile older adults who participated in the studies that inform much of the fall prevention literature.


Sarah Taylor - Vidant Home Health & Hospice

Kathie Smith, BSN, RN - AHHC of NC

Ellen Bailey - NC Center of Health & Wellness UNC Asheville

Carol Siebert, OTD, OT/L, FOATA - The Home Remedy

Sara Migliarese, PT, Ph.D. - MSCS WSSU-Novant


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Continuing Education:

This activity is eligible for 1.5 nurse contact hours.
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is eligible for 1.5 physical therapy continuing competence hours.
The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is approved as a provider of physical therapy continuing competence by NCBPTE by virtue of approval by APTANC.

Confirmation: Prior to the webinar, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available.

Registration Fee: The registration fee covers one individual and one continuing education (CE) certificate (if applicable). Multiple site participation from individuals within your agency will require separate registration. For example: if your agency has paid for 1 participating registration but 3 people from your agency would like to attend (and receive CE credit), your agency will need to pay a separate registration fee for all 3 participants. In addition, if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the Zoom link, your agency will be invoiced the registration fee for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup. If you would like to register more than 10 attendees from your agency, please contact [email protected] for discount group pricing.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy: Fees will be refunded, or invoices will be adjusted, only if written notice of cancellation is received by AHHC one week prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, AHHC will retain, or charge, 50% of the initial registration fee, per registrant, to cover administrative overhead. Once written cancellation is received, an AHHC staff member will review for approval. If your cancellation is approved, we will email back a signed and dated copy of the cancellation that your agency should retain on file in case of questions. Substitutions may be made up to the day of the event. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions. 

11/2/2021 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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