Fall Prevention and Balance Training
According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. However, skilled, specially trained therapists, such as those at McLean Home Care, can help with risk reduction and prevention of falls.
Fall prevention becomes increasingly important as we get older. As we age, physical changes and health conditions make falling more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Yet, the fear of falling doesn't have to dictate how you live your life.
McLean Home Care provides an excellent program for fall prevention, balance training and walking problems. There are many reasons people can have balance and walking problems, including diabetes, cancer and back or leg problems. Adults who have trouble walking or experience balance problems are at a higher risk for falls.
Following a thorough assessment of your specific risks for falling, McLean therapists will help you make your home as safe as possible and develop an individualized exercise and balance training program just for you. Fall prevention through balance training can significantly improve your quality of life. Simple activities performed without dizziness or fear of falling enable patients to return to the activities they enjoy. We combine best-practice techniques with the use of specialized equipment to expedite progress and allow patients to achieve their desired goals.
Our fall prevention program focuses on reducing the risk of injury and falls for patients who are currently at risk, as well as those who have fallen in the past. Our team consists of nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists who develop a comprehensive plan to improve the safety, balance, coordination and walking capabilities of at-risk patients. By preventing injuries and falls, our patients are able to safely and confidently remain at home.
Key Fall Prevention and Balance Training Services Include:
- Safety training for caregivers
- Balance training
- Home exercise programs
- Medication review
- Gait training
- Training with adaptive equipment
- Home safety education and recommendations
- Visual compensation
- Specialized physical therapy that treats dizziness and vertigo issues
For more information about our Fall Prevention and Balance Training program, please call McLean Home Care at 860-658-3954.