At Volunteer Home Care, our Home Health services team provides fall risk reduction education and techniques to help patients manage their risks of falling at home.
A recent CDC article, Preventing Falls: How to develop community-based fall prevention programs for older adults shared, “Falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging, but falls do occur more often among older adults because fall risk factors increase with age and are usually associated with health and aging conditions.”
These risk factors include:
Biological risk factors
Mobility problems due to muscle weakness or balance problems
Chronic health conditions, such as arthritis and stroke
Vision changes and vision loss
Loss of sensation in feet
Behavioral risk factors
Medication side effects and/or interactions
Environmental risk factors
Home and environmental hazards (clutter, poor lighting, etc.)
Incorrect size, type, or use of assistive devices (walkers, canes, crutches, etc.)
Poorly designed spaces
Volunteer Home Care has tools for fall prevention management to assist and
support physicians/caregivers in the management and treatment of high risk
fall patients. Fall prevention management focuses on individualized strategies to
improve the overall safety and mobility of the patient.
Treatment involves education, monitoring, and self-care at home with the support of the interdisciplinary home health team.
Equipment may include:
Assistive ambulation devices (walker, wheelchair, cane, etc.)
High-visibility tape over transitional surfaces, such as stairs
The benefits of our fall prevention program can improve quality of life, reducing frequent emergency room visits, reducing repeated hospital admissions, and help to inform the patient and family of proper fall prevention safety.
Visit our Services page to find out more about home health and how we can help you Enhance your quality of life with personalized care at home.
Volunteer Home Care is a Medicare-certified and state-licensed home health agency. We offer home health, private duty, and personal care support services in 29 counties throughout West and Middle Tennessee. Locally owned and operated, we proudly support the communities in which we serve.
Exceptional patient care is our goal. Active listening and clear communication with our patients make them feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health care. We strive to maintain a culture of excellence for our patients, caregivers, physicians, and other providers. Our focus on quality, safety, advocacy, and service enables us to actively demonstrate our mission each day.