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.
Hunting for a Great Senior Fall Prevention Program? See how Portland OHSU has used EPIC EHR software integration of CDC STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) to decrease falls!
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
Hunting for a Great Senior Fall Prevention Program? See how Portland OHSU has used EPIC EHR software integration of CDC STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) to decrease falls. . . . Read More
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!
Each year, approximately 30% to 40% of people aged 65 years and older who live in the community fall.
Primary care providers (PCPs) have a crucial role in helping patients understand the important factors causing falls. This also. . . . Read More!
STEADI coordinates well with the goals of value-based. . . . Read More!
87-year-old Ellen was discharging home and was alone for short periods of time. Mary, the OT, was concerned if she was going to be safe using the stove top. A cognitive screening called the Allen Cognitive Level Scale was starting to be used by the Occupational Therapy staff. She had just been trained to do the L-ACL. It was 3 different leather. . . . Read More!
I hope you chose the black shoes with custom elastic laces! Many times seniors have edema in their feet and with the different length laces, occupational therapy makes it an easy slip-on shoe using a long shoe horn. A shoe repair shop permanently sews the “tongue” in a proximal “top” corner! I have used the below 2-page shoe test handout successfully for 15 years. . . . . Read More!