INNOVATIONS IN AGING recently published the article 'Implementing STEADI in Academic Primary Care (OHSU) to Address Older Adult Fall Risk'.
The STEADI is an important falls screening tool that is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to healthcare providers and is benefiial to fitness professionals in determining fall risk in senior clients and the outcome of the screening is essential in the development of an effective and beneficial exercise program that allow older adult clients to stay functionally healthy and independent.
Fitness & Function has been using the STEADI Fall Risk Screening as a major defense plan for their older adults clients who wish to remain independent while aging for at least 4 years or more. This article shows that timely intervention can prevent a lot of pain and despair in the aging population when used appropriately.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults.Objectives include describing implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative to help primary care providers (PCPs) identify and manage fall risk, and comparing a 12-item and a 3-item fall screening questionnaire.
When any of our clients is identified as being at high fall risk, a falls Intervention program is designed specifically tailored to target the balance disorder. Our highly specialized personal trainers and physical therapists provide in-home fall risk intervention, balance and mobility training aimed to help our clients to achieve optimal function to remain independent to advanced 90+ years of age.
Read the complete article by following the link below. https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/article/1/2/igx028/4669728