Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older fall each year, and the majority of these falls occur in the home.
The VNA Nazareth Home Care Falls Prevention program is designed to identify patients at risk for falls and provide practical solutions.
The program includes:
- Patient assessment to measure balance and gait, hearing and vision
- Home safety assessment to identify hazards that could result in a fall
- Review of medications to determine risk for falls
- Instruction in safety precautions and proper use of equipment such as canes, walkers and crutches
- Exercise program
- Nutritional counseling
For further information, call (502) 581-8621 or (800) 346-4577.