Experts in rehabilitation, HTS is committed to introducing new clinical programs and best practices that improve patient care delivery and outcomes. With falls being the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years of age and older, HTS has revitalized our Falls Prevention Program with evidence-based assessments, interventions, and resources. This new program, STEADY, provides the most advanced therapeutic interventions and treatment practices to adhere to the HTS commitment of perfecting rehabilitation.
Now introducing… STEADY: A Comprehensive Therapy Approach to Fall Prevention. STEADY is a therapy-driven fall prevention program designed to be utilized by Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. The overall purpose of this program is to reduce the prevalence and risk of falls while improving the quality of life for our patients.
The HTS STEADY Program includes tools and resources on fall risk factors, evidence-based assessments and interventions, and educational handouts for patients and caregivers. The STEADY program provides a program protocol, fall prevention analysis tool and a falls tracking log to drive program efficacy.
This program will address many of the factors that lead to falls, such as:
- Physical Inactivity
- Fear of Falls
- Low Vision
- Balance & Mobility
- Foot and Ankle Health
- Cognitive Function
- Urinary Incontinence
- Sleep Health
- Vestibular Dysfunction
- Environmental Modifications
Patient and caregiver education is a vital component of this program. For patients, STEADY provides essential health literacy tools to use at home such as: exercise handouts, home safety checklists, daily pain diary and more. For caregivers, education is focused on environmental modifications, safe patient transfers, wheelchair and bed positioning safety, and instructions for getting up from a fall.
For more information about the HTS STEADY Program, please contact your HTS Regional Director.
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