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.