With their brittle bones, falls and injuries can often cause fractures (to their hips or their arms). These injuries can often lead to limited mobility and can further deteriorate the quality of their lives. It is therefore important to prevent falls among elderly patients and to ensure an effective rehabilitation process.While being involved with the agency, it is important for me to incorporate the things I have learned in the nursing program to my patients in the hospital. Elderly patients recovering from knee and hip injuries need to be taught about the rehabilitation process they have to undergo after their surgery, how they can slowly regain their mobility, and how they can eventually conduct their daily activities. While caring for these patients, it is also important for me to inform the patients about their risk for experiencing more falls in the future. Their initial fall has now placed them at risk for experiencing more falls in the future – therefore, they need to be taught how to avoid such occurrences and how to modify such risks.My opinion about community issues/needs changed through this experience in the sense that I was able to assess that the community is not engaged enough in addressing the issues involving elderly or older adults. I used to think that the community and the hospitals were very much involved in addressing the needs of the elderly – in preventing injuries to them and in addressing their medical concerns as elderly adults. However, I found out that the members of the community do not have enough information about elderly conditions and about their needs and health. Hip and Knee Issues.
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