Fall Risk Management
One in four older adults fall every year. However most falls can be avoided with fall risk management.
The result of a fall can be both physical, such as a hip fracture, or emotional, such as the fear of falling again. Both of these can reduce quality of life.
Falls are not a normal part of aging, and while no fall can be totally prevented, there is a lot you can do to reduce your chances of a fall.
ComForCare’s fall risk management expert will partner with you, your caregiver, and your healthcare provider to identify factors that could lead to a fall and suggest interventions to improve your independence and well-being.
How to Reduce Your Fall Risk
ComForCare encourages clients and families to take proactive steps to reduce at-home fall risks by talking with their primary care physician about these common risk factors:
- Underlying medical conditions
- Certain medications
- Strength and balance abilities
- Blood pressure
When risk factors are not managed properly, it can lead to an unplanned fall. And when falls do happen, we work hard to identify the reasons and develop the right plan for you.
Gaitway: ComForCare's Comprehensive Approach to Fall Risk Management
The goal of the Gaitway program is to:
- Minimize the risk of falls among older adults living at home
- Empower you to understand factors that can lead to increased risk of falling = as well as tools you can use to reduce your risk
- Educate direct care workers who are helping clients manage their health
During a home safety evaluation, a trained professional will look at things such as:
- Are rugs and runners slip-resistant?
- Is there torn or loose carpeting?
- Is there adequate lighting?
Schedule a home safety evaluation: