Fall Prevention Program
Individualized for patients at any age
Our Fall Prevention Program is not only comprehensive but personalized to the patient.
Did You Know?
More than one in four individuals over the age of 65 sustain a fall every year.
Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and loss of independence among older adults.
Proper fall prevention training can effectively reduce falling, prevent injury and extend self-reliance.
As with most prevention programs, health-related or otherwise, creating awareness and providing education plays a key role in success. In the case of fall prevention, it’s important to recognize the risks and leading causes of falling that exist year-round. Further, despite the alarming facts among the older population, someone at any age can be injured in a fall.
Source: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Falls can happen to anyone at any time. Yet for older adults, the risk of falling is most often related to a combination of factors, many of which occur with aging. These include, but are not limited to:
Balance impairments caused by vision changes, vestibular deficits, or altered
Medical conditions, including neurological, orthopedic, or cardiovascular diagnoses
Decreased strength and coordination
Poor posture and limited mobility
Stiff and/or painful joints
Use of multiple medications