Falls are a significant concern for older adults, we know that one out of every three older adults experiences a fall every year, that's a rather astounding statistic. We know that falls can result in significant problems for older adults, that could be physical functional or even emotional challenges.
Falls can result in hospitalization institutionalization
We know that when an older adult falls they're likely to experience an injury, that injury can be so significant, it can result in hospitalization institutionalization. For example, needing long-term care in a nursing home or even something as significant as the emotional consequences of fall resulting in the fear of falling again.
Each and every one of these things can be particularly disabling for an older adult, it often compromises their quality of life. We know too that an older adult has many contributing factors to this risk of falling from everything, from their medications to their physical health.
Their support system in their home, as well as external support systems, can influence their risk of falling, their home itself may be a risk factor.
Brightstar has many programs that facilitate fall risk reduction
Bright star has many programs that facilitate fall risk reduction, we know that at Brightstar being a Joint Commission accredited agency, our focus on national patient safety goals, prompts us to from the day we meet you, look at your fall risk and implement programs to help reduce that fall risk.
Everything from the nature of our specially trained caregivers to our registered nurse director of nursing, overseeing your plan of care to ongoing training of our team, so that they are constantly alert of your fall risk in helping to reduce that, and also working with you as our client to help you understand more what your fall risk might be.
A different and better story that we have to tell at Brightstar to help you better understand your fall risk and to work with you, your family, and your healthcare providers and keeping that fall risk as low as possible.
Other web page resource
Elderly Fall Prevention | BrightStar Care: https://www.brightstarcare.com/resources/fall-prevention/elderly-fall-prevention