Among adults aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury and trauma resulting in more than 500,000 hospitalizations each year– and more than 25% of seniors do not survive. However, the good news is that falls are preventable through measures aimed to help improve physical frailty.
At SeniorBridge, preventing falls is a top priority. Our Fall Prevention Program is designed to maintain the best functioning possible through physical activity, strength training and care management. Our program features can include:
- An in-home assessment by a geriatric Care Manager to help identify risk factors for falls
- Creative strength, balance and flexibility training with exercise specialists who are trained to work with older and physically impaired individuals
- Assistive devices to help reduce the risk of falling and compensate for functional limitations
- Counseling support to help address the fear
s of falling and resistance to accept help
- Holistic wellness services, including meditation, yoga, massage and tai chi to help improve quality of life
- Clinical oversight of all in-home caregivers by nurse and social work Care Managers
- Professional caregivers trained in fall prevention and home safety
Click here to read about our fall prevention tips from our Chief of Professional Services, Claudia Fine.
Through the SeniorBridge Fall Prevention Program, our clients suffer 60% less falls compared to unsupported seniors, and they have 54% fewer hospitalizations. It’s no wonder that 9 out of 10 SeniorBridge clients would recommend our services to others. To learn more about how SeniorBridge provides healthy outcomes for their clients, click here.