Every year, 1 out of every 4 persons have a fall, resulting in over 800,000 hospitalizations each year, AND OVER 3 million emergency department treatments for fall injuries.*
Persons that are hospitalized for a fall are at high risk for disability and further falls, resulting in loss of independence, pain, restricted mobility and even nursing home placement.**
The fear of re-hospitalization doesn’t need to control your life. Instead, consider how our “evidence based” Fall Prevention Program, created and managed by Registered Nurses, can help you manage the risk factors and allow you to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Here is how Inspired Care Services has become the experts at reducing Fall Risks:
- Caregiver training before going home
- Specialized fall prevention care at home
- Free nurse supervision every 2 weeks
Step 1: Needs & Home Assessments
Inspired Care Services provides a complimentary personalized needs assessment and home inspection to ensure safety and reduced risk of repeat falls.
Home assessment includes:
- Personal Care
- Nurses assess personal care needs and develop strategies utilizing private duty care to decrease the risks for falls when performing personal care tasks, such as bathing, dressing and bathroom needs.
- Nurses assess the knowledge and skill level of Mobility and in the use of assistive devices for mobility, included arm/leg/neck braces, transfer and lift devices, transfer techniques, canes, wheelchairs, walkers. Strategies are developed utilizing private duty care to decrease the risks for falls.
- Nurses assess the home environment for safety risks, such as trip hazards and furniture arrangement, and then develop strategies utilizing private duty care to decrease the risks for falls in the home.
Step 2: RN Supervision of Progress
A caregiver is carefully chosen based on an assessment of your unique needs.
Inspired Care Services schedules caregiver training session with the client, therapist and nursing staff to ensures consistency in care once home.
Our caregiver receive training in your specific care needs including; providing encouragement/ assistance with prescribed therapy exercises, best methods for transfers and assistance with mobility specific to you, as well as, daily living activities based on your needs. Our staff learns your needs before care starts.
Step 3: Caregiver Training
Once home, a formalized Plan of Care is developed and monitored by Nurses, who visit every 2 weeks. This helps track progress to meet your goals and ensure we are providing the best services as promised!
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2018) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, web-based, Injury Statistics Quary and Reporting System [online]. Accessed 3-18-19.
**Rich, M.W., Moylan, K. C., Binder, E. F., (2016) The American Journal of Medicine: Falls in Older Adults: Risk Assessment Management and Prevention.https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed2006.070.22