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Fall prevention in the elderly

Chris McCutcheon, owner of BrightStar Care of East Louisville, discusses fall prevention with April Abele and Eric Wint of Gentiva Health Services “Safe Strides” program on the weekly radio series “Aging with Options” on 970 WGTK in Louisville. Here is a collection of those conversations.

Segment One: Fall statistics, Safe Strides Program, balance assessment

Segment Two: Skin sensation and balance, ear health and balance, vertigo sensations, fall predictors, importance of mobility in senior health

Segment Three: History of Gentiva Home Health, who qualifies for service, costs of home health care, safety of seniors in their homes

Segment Four: Fall risk factors, medication changes and falls, eliminate fall risks, family’s role in preventing falls

Segment Five: Set up an evaluation for the Safe Strides Program

BrightStar Care of East Louisville takes a unique approach to decreasing fall risk by pairing our unmatched clinical expertise with key patient education resources to help and empower families.

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