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Listen to a radio interview with TJ on Minnesota 93 about fall prevention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year millions of people age 65 and older fall. One in four older adults fall every year, but less than half tell their doctors. Falling once can double your chances of falling again.
Christine Nessler talks about the STEADI program and the tips it provides to aging adults to prevent falls and how Freedom Home Care can assist.
1. Speak up. Talk openly with your doctor about fall risks and prevention.
2. Keep moving. Activities that strengthen your legs and help your balance can help you prevent falls.
3. Check your eyes. Have your vision checked once a year and update your glasses as needed.
4. Make your home safe. Most falls happen at home.
Freedom Home Care recognizes the importance of fall prevention and has developed training, oversight and procedures to help reduce the chances of injury. Our fall prevention program helps clients to prevent falls by offering a needs assessment and home inspection to ensure safety and reduce the risk of a fall. Caregivers are assigned based on the needs assessment. Freedom Home Care caregivers are trained in the proper transfer technique and also are trained to assist clients with doctor or therapist assigned exercises. Finally a formalized plan of care is developed and monitored by a Registered Nurse and helps to track compliance and documentation to ensure we are providing the best services to our clients.
Find out more about older adult fall prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Live interviews are aired on Thursday mornings between 9 to 9:20 a.m. on 93.1 FM.