Sunset years

Using STEADI, Sam the PT, was asking Len about his fall which caused his hip fracture. It was daytime and he was hurrying to the bathroom because of prostate issues. He was wearing socks and not using his walker. Sam did the TUG, Timed up and Go balance test multiple ways. This included socks vs supportive shoes, walker and no walker. Lo and behold- Len was less of a fall risk wearing shoes and using his walker! 
Len agreed with Occupational therapist Sarah’s recommendation to use the ”spill proof” urinal from his recliner. He could then transport it to the bathroom in the bag attached to his walker. 
See link for CDC STEADI along with effective senior fall prevention handouts.

STEADI coordinates well with the goals of value-based health care, better rehab outcomes, and decrease medical costs. Therefore, the quadruple aim is achieved. It has a multitude of evidenced based research. I’ve used STEADI successfully for 15 years. It is fun and easy to use!


EXCITING TIMES!  October 2019 U.S. Senate Committee on Aging report:

  • How is your state doing, see page 10?
  • Upper State New York did a STEADI- based program and reduced hospitalizations due to falls by 40%! See pages 20-21
  • Examine how Epic EHR integrated STEADI. See how innovative programs in different states decreased senior falls with home environment safety changes, effective community balance programs, and medication recommendations

I provide Fall Prevention Classes to MDs, Medical Professionals, Insurance Companies and Senior Communities. Let’s decrease re-hospitalizations!

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