Let’s Do Something Special

“Let’s Go Do Something Special!”  What happens when we have an Rx for STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries)?  A 2012 Cochrane Systematic Review reported that clinical assessment by a health care provider combined with individualized treatment of identified risk factors, referral if needed, and follow-up REDUCED the rate of falls by 24%! See the following blog.

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Team STEADI – Florida PT Clinic

TEAM STEADI—Less Senior Falls!  1 in 3 adults 65 years of age and older experience a fall each year.  Too often, patients report to emergency rooms to be treated after experiencing a fall only to have their primary symptoms evaluated and treated while not being properly evaluated for the cause of the fall.

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TEAM STEADI! Working together to achieve a winning goal, to prevent seniors having a fall.

A 2012 Cochrane Systematic Review reported that clinical assessment by a health care provider combined with individualized treatment of identified risk factors, referral if needed, and follow-up reduced the rate of falls by 24%!

Below are the key findings and recommendations in this research article. At the bottom, you can see a link for the full article. Read More

Reaching for Better Fall Prevention?

Reaching for Better Senior Fall Prevention?  See class outline how Geriatric Rehab can help you! Included are key tips on using motivational interviewing, emotional intelligence and empathy. As a bonus, rehab diabetic management keys are covered! http://bit.ly/30ivwxB

TEAM STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death & Injuries)

What do 4 medical experts say on senior fall prevention?  As an introduction, they give us some statistics. In 2016, the rate of death from falls for people 75 and older was 111 per 100,000 people. In 2000, that rate was 52 per 100,000 people. STEADI provides the  fall prevention tools to look at medications, evidenced based exercise programs, eyesight, footwear, walkers or canes, environmental hazards, hydration and fall risk behaviors. Please review this impactful  article that speaks of how to get better outcomes for our seniors!

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TEAM STEADI—Less Senior Falls at Portland OHSU

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults aged 65 years and older. But falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging — and that’s the premise behind the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). . . . Read More!