Fall Prevention

Purpose

The Fall Prevention Program is a customized program designed to address an individual's special needs to decrease risk of falling and maximize safety and

independence. Falls reduce an individual's mobility and independence, increasing the risk of premature death. Falls can make it difficult for older adults to continue to live independently or in their own home.

Service Overview

The program may include one or more of the following services:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nursing
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Community resources

Factors Contributing to Falls

  • Reduced vision and depth perception Postural changes
  • Slowed reflexes Taking four or more medications
  • Decreased muscle strength and range of motion Incontinence/frequent urination
  • Decreased hearing High or low blood pressure

Conditions Treated

This program is ideal for people with:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • CVA (stroke)
  • Upper and/or lower extremity amputation
  • Elderly drivers
  • Learning disabilities
  • Low vision

Insurance

Most insurance policies do not cover this service. Coverage depends on individual benefits. Individuals may qualify for funding. Fees are based on the services rendered and vary depending on the number of sessions required.

Benefits

  • Clinical assessment of visual perceptual skills, strength, coordination, sensation and reaction time as it relates to driving
  • Driver education and media center
  • Behind-the-wheel assessment of driving skills
  • Driver rehabilitation with adaptive equipment or techniques for compensation
  • Recommendations for physicians
  • Driving simulator