Home Health And Falls/Loss Of Balance

Falls/Loss of Balance:

Loss of balance and falls are often a result of multiple factors which can be addressed to minimize fall risks and increase the patient’s level of comfort to return to a safe, functional ADL status.

Problems associated with falls/loss of balance:

  • Multiple medication use
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypotension
  • Limited range of motion
  • Environmental factors

What You Can Expect From Our Program:

Proper assessment of balance utilizing validated tools as well as appropriate intervention is very essential in preventing falls/loss of balance. By properly addressing all fall risk factors, improvement is expected in:

  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Endurance
  • Walking
  • Daily activities
  • Quality of life

What You Can Do to Aid in the Recovery Process:

Necessary patient/family involvement includes:

  • Participating in evaluation/questionnaires
  • Following plan of care/home exercise program provided by the therapists
  • Participating in daily protocol activities
  • Keeping a log of any changes/worsening
  • Informing the therapist/nurse of any changes in medications