Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.
However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, and fall preventions programs, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.
Perfect Fit Medical Supply has partnered with physical therapists to develop a Fall Prevention Program for physicians to follow to improve activity of daily living deficiencies “ADL”. The three areas on the body we focus on for fall prevention are the back, knees and ankles/feet. With supervised physical therapy and fall prevention bracing, the fall probability will be dramatically reduced, saving lives.