Lead

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD

Aim

Decrease risk of falls in UNC primary care patients who are 65 years and older, ambulatory, and enrolled in Medicare.

2017 IHQI Symposium Presentation Slides

(Falls Risk Management Segment: 2:07:00–2:29:00 minutes of Improvement Scholars Symposium 2017)

Project Accomplishments

  • Promotion of physical therapy referral for appropriate patients and implementation of Otago intervention in physical therapy practices continues

Presentations

  • Mercer VS, Melton J, Waycaster B, Zimmerman M. Falls risk assessment and intervention for older adults: An interprofessional approach. Northwest AHEC; April 23, 2018; Boone, NC.
  • Mercer VS, Melton J, Zimmerman M. Falls risk assessment and intervention for older adults: An interprofessional approach. Northwest AHEC; November 9, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Mercer VS. It takes a village to prevent falls (keynote address). McDowell Falls Prevention Leadership Workshop; September 21, 2017; Marion, NC.