Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking? Do you worry about falling? Have you fallen or know someone who has in the past year?
US Falls Statistics
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults
1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ fall every year
Older adults who have fallen have twice the chance of falling again
Falls are the most common cause of hip fractures and traumatic brain injury in older adults
Falls account for over 3 million ED visits per year
Falls do not have to be a normal part of aging. Studies show that older adults who have been assessed for falls and have taken action to prevent falls have fewer fall-related hospitalizations.
Occupational therapists work with older adults who have experienced falls, who are afraid of falling, and who want to avoid falls. We identify and assess a wide range of risk factors, from those that cannot be changed such as age or vision to those that can be changed such as trip hazards or unsafe habits. We then work with people to modify behaviors, environments and to develop strength, balance, flexibility and skills to reduce the risk of falls.
This 5 class series will cover topics related to
Staying Active: physically, cognitively, and socially
Creating a Safe Home
Being Safe Away from Home
Falls in relation to Feet, Footwear and Clothing
Managing your Health
Know your Medication
If You Fall – What is next?
Join us January 10th thru Feb 7th at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center. from 1-3.
Sign Up Here: https://www.rachelyakar.com/fall-prevention