We are striving to serve those who are age 65 and older who have a history of falls or may be at risk for falling.“Both the incidence of falls and the severity of fall related complications rise steadily after age 60. In the age 65-and-over population, as a whole, approximately 35% to 40% of community dwelling, generally healthy older persons fall annually. After age 75, the rates are higher”. (Kenny, et al, 2001)
We also intend to serve those patients younger than 65 years old who have a high risk profile for falls as determined by their practitioner. Serious injuries such as hip fractures, subdural hemorrhages, and spinal compression fractures are some examples of injuries related to falls.
What We Provide:
- Personal assessment of falls risks
- Genetic testing for medication metabolism
- Medication review with possible adjustments
- Neurologic evaluation
- Orthostatic hypotension evaluation
- Home safety fall risk evaluation
- Referrals to physical therapy for gait/balance training, strengthening exercises, and stretches
- Referrals to nutrition for bone and nerve health
- Fall safety education/training
- Collaborative plan created for management of fall risks factors
- Referrals for medical management (i.e. cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, podiatry, ENT, etc.) as needed
- Follow up for further recommendations/discussions on adherence barriers
Please feel free to contact our office for any questions or concerns you may have in regards to this clinic.