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Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. Protect your own or a loved one’s independence and well-being by taking steps to reduce personal and environmental risk factors that can lead to falls.

Risk Factors for Falls

You or a loved one may benefit from fall interventions if you experience:

  • Mobility problems due to muscle weakness or balance issues
  • Chronic health conditions such as arthritis and stroke
  • Vision changes or vision loss
  • Loss of sensation in your feet

Environmental factors, such as a cluttered or poorly lit home, also may contribute to fall risk.

Confident Strides Program

Get a comprehensive evaluation and individualized physical and/or occupational therapy to prevent falls through Confident Strides. In this program, you or a loved one will benefit from:

  • Fall risk evaluation using standard tests and measures
  • Individualized treatment plan to improve balance, strength and mobility
  • Education about fall prevention, home safety, assistive devices and energy conservation
  • Resources to promote activity in the home and community

To make an appointment, or for more information, call Mount Auburn Rehabilitation Services at 617-499-5011 (Mount Auburn Street location) or 617-499-9760 (Concord Avenue location).

Fall Risk Balance Program

Reduce fall risk after joint replacement surgery, an illness or a new diagnosis through CareGroup Parmenter Home Care’s Fall Risk Balance Program. A nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist will visit you or your loved one at home to conduct a comprehensive fall risk and home safety evaluation. The therapist also will create a customized program of gentle exercises to improve strength and balance.

To make an appointment, or for information, call CareGroup Parmenter Home Care at 617-673-1700.

A Matter of Balance Class

Learn how to manage falls and improve balance, flexibility and strength in our free eight-week class from Mount Auburn’s community health program. You’ll gain practical strategies as you:

  • View falls as controllable
  • Set goals for increasing activity
  • Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
  • Exercise to increase strength and balance

Visit the Mount Auburn calendar to find our next class session, or call 617-499-5625 for more information.

Contact Us

Call 617-868-0847 to learn more about the specialty services available at Mount Auburn Hospital’s Quimby Center for Geriatric Care.

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