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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Staff Occupational Therapist provides monitoring and assessment for:

  • Complete home safety evaluations and adaptive equipment recommendations
  • Personalized exercise program and ADL assistance
  • Mobility assessment including functional ambulation and transfers
Facts:
  • The risk of falling increases with age.
  • Use of a cane or walker increases fall risk.
  • Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months.
  • A decrease in bone density contributes to falls and resultant injuries.
  • Failure to exercise regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased strength, and loss of bone mass and flexibility.
  • At least one-third of all falls in the elderly involve environmental hazards in the home.
Prevention:
  • Begin a regular exercise program to:
    • Increase stability
    • Increase flexibility
    • Increase endurance
    • Increase awareness of uneven surfaces
  • Safety proof your home. Remove those rugs!
  • Have your health care provider review your medicines. Are side effects making you dizzy?
  • Have your vision checked. How’s your depth perception?
  • Have your walker, cane, or wheelchair inspected by a medical professional.
  • Know your surroundings! Where are the curbs located? Are there slippery leaves and tree droppings outside?

Call our office for a free Home Safety Evaluation today!

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