Recognizing Fall-Ty Habits

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Published on August 9, 2008

Author: mprine

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Session Six : Session Six Recognizing Fall-Ty Habits Review goals for Matter of Balance program : Review goals for Matter of Balance program Beliefs and concerns about falls (change from unhealthful to healthful) Role of exercise in managing falls Role of assertive behavior Self motivating thoughts over self-defeating Recognize misconceptions on falling and how they affect feelings Goals for Session 6 : Goals for Session 6 Determine which activities are and aren’t fall risk behaviors Prioritize risk taking behaviors Identify thoughts that help change behavior Learn to shift from negative to positive thinking No, No, No : No, No, No Review: Your activity plan : Review: Your activity plan Clear goal Set action Needs (materials/physical assistance) Possible problems Possible solutions Review: Negative to positive : Review: Negative to positive Afraid to go out because it is slippery? Afraid to go where there are crowds? Afraid to ride a bus because there might be nowhere to sit. Afraid to take a bath because there are no grab bars. Matter of Balance Exercises 1 (seated) : Matter of Balance Exercises 1 (seated) Deep Breathing Good Morning Stretch Shoulder Rolls Diagonal Arm Press across Body Foot Circles Seated Knee Raises Diagonal Arm Press towards floor Diagonal Arm press towards ceiling Rowing Exercise Seated Leg Extensions Seated Knee Raises (not alternating) Directions of MOB class : Directions of MOB class What is going well? What are least and most favorite activities? What would you like to spend more time talking about and participating in? Teams of 2: No Fall-Ty Activities : Teams of 2: No Fall-Ty Activities Fill in questionnaire with a friend. Whole group will tabulate results. Identify top 5 behaviors from No Fall-ty Activities: Group of 3 or 4 : Identify top 5 behaviors from No Fall-ty Activities: Group of 3 or 4 Description and location of fall-ty habit/behavior How would you change this behavior? How easy or hard to change? Matter of Balance exercises (standing) : Matter of Balance exercises (standing) Toe Stands (heel raises) Alternating Steps (march in place) 14. Side Stepping 15. The Box Step (Waltz) Standing Hip Extension Leg Lift to side Hip Circles Standing Foot Circles Heel Cord Stretch Deciding to change behaviors (such as those fall-ty activities) : Deciding to change behaviors (such as those fall-ty activities) Cost/Benefit analysis needed Know your barriers to change Prioritizing allows us to choose easiest behavior to change, and work frm there Priority behaviors are: : Priority behaviors are: Easily changeable Occur frequently and/or Very dangerous regardless on how often they occur Home changes: Group of 2 (look carefully…there are 14) : Home changes: Group of 2 (look carefully…there are 14) Fall reduction strategies: positive and negative thoughts : Fall reduction strategies: positive and negative thoughts I cannot go to the theater because it is dark. I cannot install safety devises in my apartment. You name a barrier I can use the railings and hold the arm of my friend I have the right to install safety devises. Now, you name a solution What is your goal? (group discussion) : What is your goal? (group discussion) What is your individual goal? What are the negative thoughts? What are the positive thoughts? Matter of balance exercises: (sitting) : Matter of balance exercises: (sitting) Wrist Rise and Fall Finger Spread Wrist Rotation Touch Elbows Stretch (front and back) Arm Chair Push Ear to Shoulder Look Left, look right Good morning stretch Giant Bear Hug Stretch Review : Review We can change fall-ty behaviors Prioritize changes We should review our homes for fall hazards Next session: Recognize fall hazards in the home : Next session: Recognize fall hazards in the home Complete the home safety questionnnaire

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