Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older people. However, falling is not an inevitable part of ageing. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.
Older Adult Falls: Startling Statistics
Evidence-based Falls prevention programs are specifically designed using STEADI (Stop Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Tool-kit to reduce to risk of falls in the elderly population (65 years or above) and a very effective in doing so.
Standardized balance testing and questionnaire determines the basis for the program methods and goals. The program includes specific exercises, strength, flexibility and proper gait, to maintain balance and prevent falls.
Initially, these exercises are provided in a supervised manner and as the clients’ ability and confidence grows they are progressed to more challenging tasks.
What to Expect
We evaluate a person’s risk of falling by assessing balance, mobility, and strength. A personalized plan of care will be designed to meet individual needs.
Balance training and Coordination exercises will be used to help the body “practice” the balance righting series and allow reaction times to be more automatic, decreasing the risk of falls. Dynamic strengthening exercises will also prepare the body to respond and react to a loss of balance with less risk of falling.
Recommendations will be made to address factors in the home, work and community environments that may contribute to increased fall risk.
Don't Fall Behind on Fall Prevention
Learn 6 simple easy steps to prevent Falls from National Council on Aging
The Benefits of the Falls Prevention and Risk Reduction Program
- Address loss of strength, mobility, and coordination
- Help individuals to stay living independently or return to independent living after a fall
- Improve balance to reduce the risk of a fall.
- Increases Self-Efficacy, confidence......And more!
- "Take Steps to Prevent Falls" - Poster
- 6 Steps to Prevent a Falls (National Council on Aging)