Are you one of the 33 percent of adults over the age of 65 who will fall this year?
These falls can result in injury, hospitalization and ultimately a loss of your independence and quality of life.
EvergreenHealth's Fall Prevention Program is designed to identify fall risk factors and provide you with a plan to prevent the fall from happening.
Our program is led by a team of therapists who specialize in fall prevention. Their goal is to help older adults maintain an active and independent lifestyle.
Your therapist will conduct an evidence-based evaluation that will review and assess:
After the assessment, your therapist will review the level of your fall risk.
You and your therapist will then create an individualized fall prevention plan, which may include one-to-one therapy or simply starting a home exercise program.
Treatment for fall prevention may include:
We believe that treating not just the individual, but addressing home and community safety, is the key to giving you back control and reducing your risk of falls.
Videos of our Fall Prevention Workshop are available below or on the EvergreenHealth YouTube channel.
Part 1 - How to Prevent Falls
Melissa Gilbert, DPT, NCS, physical therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services
Part 2 - All About Balance
Alicia Nowak, DPT, NCS, physical therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services
Part 3 - Occupational Therapy and Fall Prevention
Susan Watters, OTR/L, occupational therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services
Ask your provider to complete and sign our referral form.