Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention In-Home Health Care

Fall Prevention Program for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and the second leading cause of nonfatal injuries for people over 65 in the United States. In assisted living facilities, 30% of seniors experience at least one fall per year, and 40% of these falls result in hospital stays attributable to hip fractures. With an estimated cost of $2.4 billion annually to treat injuries to seniors, injuries due to falls represent 41% of the costs to our health care system.

Options Home Health has designed a comprehensive fall prevention program to help patients reduce falls and maintain their independence at home. We understand that seniors are naturally concerned about falling and the potential health consequences of fall-related injuries. Our team is here to help you or your loved one improve balance and strength to help prevent falls and increase confidence and mobility.

Who Benefits from this Program?

  • Patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Those with Meniere’s disease
  • Seniors experiencing functional decline and weakness
  • Anyone who falls frequently

Our Fall Prevention Program

  • Vestibular trained therapist
  • Balance testing
  • Strength testing
  • Specific interventions such as exercise and maneuvers
  • Home safety assessment and modification