Fall Prevention Program
Life Balanced is a Home Health of Randolph Health program designed to decrease the risk of falls and adverse events among elderly patients. The program provides a combination of services in the patient's home by qualified staff, all under the direction of a physician.
Life Balanced is a multidisciplinary program that combines nursing, speech, physical and occupation therapies, and social work to address the medical and physiology factors shown to be most critical in preventing falls.
The Life Balanced program is appropriate for homebound patients who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Over 65 years of age
- Take five or more medications
- Have visual impairment
- Show signs of weakness, gait abnormalities and/or poor balance
- Have fallen in the past year
Additionally, patients must be physically and cognitively able to understand and participate in the education and therapy in the Life Balance program.
Admission to this program requires a physician referral.