For seniors wishing to maintain their independence, avoiding falls is paramount. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Arcadia Home Care & Staffing is committed to keeping people at home and healthier longer with fall prevention as a key operational focus. Our goal is to reduce fall related injuries through education and training and to proactively work with families and case managers to address fall risks.
Prevention programs can often reduce falls and enable older adults to maintain their independence. Fall risk assessment, consultation, compliance and follow-up are the core tenants of an effective program.
Arcadia has developed its own Fall Prevention Program - LEAF (Live Everyday Avoiding Falls). Our clinical coordinators perform home safety and fall risk assessments on all our clients. For clients with material home safety issues and/or high-risk fall indicators we seek to collaborate with the client, caregiver and payer case managers to help reduce or best manage the risk.
Every employee receives competency based fall prevention, body mechanics and client transfer training
Employees are provided with a gait belt, every client is provided with a night light
Employees are trained to spot and report potential fall hazards during service visits
Clinical coordinators perform both initial and ongoing fall assessments and recommendations
Assessments, recommendations and compliance issues are shared with clients, family and case management.