Stepping On Fall Prevention

Stepping On Fall Prevention

Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

Stepping On is a program that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people.

The workshop that meets for two hours a week for seven weeks and is led by Genesis physical therapists. In addition, local guest experts provide information on exercise, vision, safety and medications.

Should I Be Concerned About Falling?

Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. That’s why preventing falls is critical to maintaining independence.

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for trauma and death among older adults.
  • The average charge for a hospital visit associated with a fall for someone over age 65 is $26,388.
  • 40% of people who enter a nursing home had a fall in the prior 30 days.

Reduce Your Fall Risk

During the 7-week course we will cover the following:

  • Simple and fun balance and strength training
  • The role vision plays in keeping your balance
  • How medications can contribute to falls
  • Ways to keep from falling when out in your community
  • What to look for in safe footwear
  • How to check your home for fall hazards or decrease fall hazards

Should I Participate in Stepping On?

  • Stepping On is designed specifically for anyone who:
  • Is 65 or older
  • Has had a fall in the past year
  • Is fearful of falling
  • Lives at home
  • Does not have dementia

Our Next Workshop

Our next 7-week workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 9 through May 21 at Genesis Physical Therapy, Davenport HealthPlex. Cost is $70 for the full workshop.

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