24Hr HomeCare Provides Caregivers With Fall Prevention Training

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In-home care provider develops training to help seniors stay independent at home and reduce hospital readmission.

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A majority of seniors have difficulties with ambulation. Each year, one out of three adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall.

A leading provider of non-medical homecare in California, 24Hr HomeCare, announced today the launch of its Hospital to Your Home™ Fall Prevention Program, which aims to reduce seniors’ risk of falling and prevent resulting injuries, traumas and hospital readmissions. Partnering with the Fall Prevention Program of Contra Costa County (Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services), the care provider has developed an exclusive Fall Prevention Trainer program, to be completed by all human resources personnel. All program graduates may provide Caregivers with Fall Prevention training and certification.

Fall Prevention Training includes a 24Hr HomeCare exclusive course that examines fall statistics among the elderly, as well as intrinsic, behavioral, and extrinsic risk factors. Fall Prevention Trainers will discuss strategies to avoid falls, such as creating a safer home environment, reviewing medications, and checking vision, in addition to what to do in case of a fall. Each Caregiver will receive a “Fall Prevention Certified” diploma upon passing a Fall Prevention Exam. 24Hr HomeCare plans to certify its Caregivers at each of the eight California locations by fall of 2014.

“A majority of seniors have difficulties with ambulation. Each year, one out of three adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall,” said Ryan Iwamoto, owner and co-founder of 24Hr HomeCare, “We are delighted to offer Fall Prevention Training, to provide our Caregivers with the necessary tools to curtail the number of preventable injuries caused by falls.”

Falls may result in moderate, sometimes severe injuries, including head traumas and bone fractures. 24Hr HomeCare recommends taking simple precautions in the home to prevent the likelihood of falling and help your loved ones maintain their independence. Families may contact their local 24Hr HomeCare branch for a full fall-prevention checklist at (800) 522-1516.

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