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AmeraCare Home Health
is proud to introduce
, an initiative aimed at promoting fall prevention awareness and mobility rehabilitation.
Home Health Care
Advanced Pain Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report:
Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls.
One out of three adults, aged 65 or older, falls each year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.
Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults.
The death rates from falls among older men and women have risen sharply over the past decade.
employs a multi-faceted approach to treatment:
AmeraCare’s interdisciplinary team members receive specialized, on-going fall prevention and rehabilitation training.
Patient and caregiver educational materials are provided, reviewed, and discussed during the initial skilled nurse visit.
Coordination of Care:
Each patient is assigned a proactive case manager to lead and coordinate the interdisciplinary team
A mobile, electronic documentation system allows clinicians to reference the patient’s medical record during patient visits
The case manager and medical director meet biweekly to evaluate each patient’s plan of care.
Screening, Assessment & Intervention:
From admission to discharge, a holistic approach to treatment is utilized to address the physical, practical, emotional, and social dimensions of the issue.
All patients are screened for fall risk.
Both quantitative and qualitative screening and assessment instruments are administered.
Those “at risk” for falls are evaluated by the physical therapist and a physical therapy plan of care is established.
An effective assessment of orthostatic hypotension is provided.
Targeted, coordinated, and interdisciplinary responses to each fall are case manager driven.