drug poisoning prevention
KEEP ACTIVE TO PREVENT FALLS
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
HAS ALREADY FALLEN BEFORE
“You may want to consider a physical therapist, preferably one with special training on older adult falls and fall prevention.”
UNSTEADY AND WORRIED OF FALLING
“Stepping On is an evidence based workshop that helps improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling.”
Tai Chi Fundamentals™
Moving For Better Balance
Living Falls Free
FIT FOR LIFE & STRENGTH TRAINING
Tai Chi (Traditional)
Ballroom Basics for Balance™
Strength & Balance Classes
Golf, Ping Pong
RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE
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.