◂  October 2019

Preventing Falls and a Decline in Function: An Innovative Approach to Restorative Nursing

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Double Tree BWI
890 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum, MD 21090


HFAM Members:  $165  Non-Members:  $225

This course will discuss how decreased mobility is the primary cause of falls and an overall deterioration in the health of residents.  This course will discuss exercise & restorative nursing programs that prevent falls and a decline in health by enhancing mobility, balance, strength and endurance of residents. It will describe how to set up an environment to help promote safe mobility. The course will address specific disease considerations, such as Parkinson’s and discuss PDPM/MDS requirements for capturing a Restorative Nursing program.


  • Describe the impact of immobility on the overall health of the elderly and how it is the primary cause of falls, a decline in ADLs, pressure ulcers and an overall decline in health status.
  • Discuss best practice in implementing the enhanced restorative program.
  • Demonstrate how to perform the Physical Performance Assessment Tool and document the exercise program to meet PDPM/MDS restorative nursing requirements.
  • Identify exercise programs, restorative nursing interventions and environmental factors that help residents maintain or improve their mobility, strength and balance.
  • Define safe exercise practices for seniors.

Target Audience:  Administrators, Center Directors, Regional Directors, Department Heads, HR Directors and Staff Developers

Continuing Education Credit:  5.5 for Administrators, Assisted Living Managers and Social Workers.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for those wishing to self-submit to their professional board for continuing education approval.  Credit approval from the Maryland Board of Physical Therapist is pending

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Questions?  Contact: Patty DeGrasse – 410-401-3089 or

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