Helping you prevent or lessen your risk of falls to ensure your overall safety.

Common Conditions or Diagnosis for Balance and Fall Program:

  • Diagnosis of Knee or Hip Pain Recent Total Joint Replacement
  • Diagnosis of Vestibular Disease History of Falls
  • Diagnosis of Polyneuropathy Difficulty or Slow When Walking
  • Diagnosis of Chronic Back Pain Apparent Leg Weakness
  • Diagnosis of Stroke (old) Fear of Walking Alone
  • Diagnosis of Gait Abnormality Loss of Standing Balance
  • Diagnosis of Parkinson’s, MS, SLE or Other Similar Illnesses
Close-up of woman using walker assisted by carer

Fall and injury prevention continues to be a considerable challenge in health care. Up to 32% of community-dwelling individuals over the age of 65 fall each year, and females fall more frequently than males in this age group. Fall and injury prevention continues to be a considerable challenge. Fall-related injuries are the most common cause of accidental death in those over the age of 65, resulting in 41 fall-related deaths per 100,000 people per year.¹ To address this growing concern, the Joint Commission established the Home Care National Patient Safety Goals for 2011, to educate patients and families on how to prevent injuries from falling.

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing

  • Complete History and Physical Assessment
  • Medication Review and Teaching

Physical Therapy

  • Brief Review of History of Present Illness Strength and ROM Assessment
  • Gait and Balance Assessment Sensory & Proprioception Assessment
  • Visual Acuity Training Vestibular Therapy
  • Neurological Testing Strengthening and Conditioning
  • Home Safety Evaluation Patient /Caregiver Education
  • Equipment Evaluation and Proper Use

Occupational Therapy

  • Complete OT Assessment ADL’s Retraining
  • Work Modification Visual Acuity Training

Home Health Aide

  • Grooming and Bathing Assistance
  • Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

¹ 2009, Fall and Injury Prevention, Leanne Currie
² 2011, Joint Commission, Home Care National Patient Safety Goals