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Fall Prevention Classes

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KEEP ACTIVE TO PREVENT FALLS

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Falls can happen any time and any place, but most often they occur at home during everyday activities.  

As we grow older, our body’s muscles can start to weaken and joints may become stiffer. These changes, among other risk factors, can increase the possibility of a fall as we age. Keeping active and exercising at a level fit for your fall risk is key to help prevent injuries due to falls.

Safe Communities has compiled lists of balance-enhancing/falls prevention classes for older adults in our community; they are categorized based on various fall risk levels.

STAY STRONG AND ACTIVE

falling prevention classes

high risk

HAS ALREADY FALLEN BEFORE

Programs:
Physical Therapy

“You may want to consider a physical therapist, preferably one with special training on older adult falls and fall prevention.”

medium risk

UNSTEADY AND WORRIED OF FALLING

Programs:
Stepping On™

“Stepping On is an evidence based workshop that helps  improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling.”

mild risk

BALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Programs:
NoFalls™
Tai Chi Fundamentals™
Moving For Better Balance
Balancing Act
Living Falls Free

low risk

FIT FOR LIFE & STRENGTH TRAINING

Programs:
Tai Chi (Traditional)
Standing Strength
Balance Classes
Dance, Bowling
Golf, Ping Pong
Badminton

RESOURCES

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Local Home Safety Resources

Home Safety Resources: Safety Checklist from the CDC (PDF) SSM Health Medical Equipment 4639 Hammersley Road Madison, WI 53711 (800) 924-2273 https://www.homehealthunited.org/home-medical-equipment All our retail stores have an extensive supply

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Fall Prevention Classes: High Risk

Referral to Physical Therapy You may want to consider a physical therapist, preferably one with special training on older adult falls. Many physical therapists are trained to find out why

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.