Specialty Programs

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Program

Falls are the primary reason for injury-related visits to hospitals among senior citizens. As per The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people 65 and above falls each year. Falls are markers of ill health and declining cognitive functions. These can be caused by varied reasons such as age, medication use, cognitive impairment, and sensory deficits. These falls can result in head injuries, hip fractures and even in many cases fatality.

Our specialty program encompasses fall prevention strategies for patients receiving in-home care to increase safety, reduce the risk of future complications and lead to many years of independent living. We believe in “prevention is better than cure”.

WHY Falls Prevention Program?

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults.

  • Falls cause serious injuries, hip fractures, broken bones, and can slow recovery for other chronic issues.

  • Falls are stressful for families and caregivers because patients will need increased care after a fall.

How to prevent falls in home:

  • Remove clutter

  • Clear pathways

  • Remove tripping hazards such as Rugs or broken floorboards

  • Use grab bars and railings on stairs, showers and near toilets

  • Use non-slip mats in showers and on stairs

  • Use proper lighting/ night lights

  • Daily exercises as prescribed

  • Sit to stand slowly

  • Walk slowly paying careful attention to each step

  • Supportive shoes

  • Avoid loose clothing

  • Stay hydrated

Follow Doctor Recommendations

Take medications as prescribed and discuss side effects with a health care provider or nurse. Use prescribed assistive devices. Contact the physician or agency if signs of dizziness or shortness of breath occur. Get eyes tested annually and replace eye glasses as required. Persons must exercise regularly to strengthen body especially the legs and improve balance.

Who needs fall prevention?

  • Individuals on multiple prescribed medications

  • Individuals over 65

  • Individuals with vision issues

  • Patients recently discharged from hospital or ER

  • Individuals with a history of falls

  • Individuals with impaired balance

  • Individuals using an assistive device

  • Individuals with declining strength

  • Individuals qualifying for home care

Pure Home Health care prepares a personalized fall prevention plan relevant to a patient’s situation and environment. Our progam is designed to protect patients from any untoward incidents and to ensure an optimal & active lifestyle for years to come.

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