Fall Prevention Awareness can save lives and increase quality of life.
Learn more about how Fall Prevention Awareness can prevent falls. Whether you’re at risk of a fall, a family member of someone at risk or someone whose conscience of risks, this video post will help you.
Falling is not a normal part of aging.
Education is the most important step to being ready to prevent a fall. Evidence-based falls prevention programs will help older adults learn how to address their fear of falling and what they can do to improve or sustain their strength. This video highlights four of these classes: Tai Chi, Stepping On, A Matter of Balance, and the Otago Exercise Program. For more information go to ncoa.org/FallsPrevention.
In older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits. It is also the major cause of hip fractures and responsible for more than half of fatal head injuries. San Diego county is just one of our counties included in the worldwide movement to address this growing public health issue (Fall Prevention Awareness) and many are working closely with occupational therapy practitioners as key contributors to reducing these falls. The theme this year is “take a stand to prevent falls”. It helps to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising the awareness of this frequency and trying to prevent falls in the older adult population. More than 70 national organizations and other professional associations help comprise the falls free initiative.
There is a falls prevention toolkit which includes a how to guide and power point presentations, handouts and more.
Falls are preventable:
Fall Prevention Awareness can save lives and increase quality of life. If you or someone you care about suffers from falls or is a fall risk, don’t risk life altering injuries. Ask for help from family first. If family lives too far or works too often, call us to schedule a No Obligation CAREConsult™ with a Love Right™ Care Service Representative.