Fall Proofing Program
Approximately 30% of elderly in India have a fall at least once every year. Out of 10, at least 1 has the susceptibility of fracture.
Falls are one of the most common reasons of morbidity in the elderly. Fear of falls results into elderly limiting their movements to minimal. Whether it is a slippery floor, clothing getting caught into something, a creaky staircase or an electrical cord, most of the instances of fall happen at home. You may have your grandparents or older parents living with you. It is best not only to prepare a comfortable stay for them but also to make modifications that will ensure their safety, prevent injury and falls.
HealYos introduces one of its kind, A Fall Proofing Program which includes assessment of flooring, lighting, supports, accessibility, safety and open areas of your house which we may identify that can cause falls in the elderly. Other factors which will be considered during the fall proofing program are the existing physical impairments or dysfunction presenting in the elderly, medications administered, visual and cognitive abilities of the elderly.
What is included in the Fall Proofing Program?
- Assessment of home infrastructure
- Suggesting home environment modifications
- Health evaluation of the elderly
What are the modifications required to prevent falls?
- Adding adaptive equipment's like railings
- Decluttering living areas
- Installing extra lights
- Installing motion sensors
- Flooring modifications