Preventing patients from becoming falls statistics
15 Mar 2023
While falls and injuries can happen to anyone regardless of age or gender, our 65-plus generation, and women in particular, are at the greatest risk.
To mitigate the risk, this cohort of people can access programs, via a simple GP referral, which can assist them in building and maintaining strength and balance to prevent falls and injuries as they grow older.
Falls and injuries can have long-term effects on a person’s independence, confidence, physical function, quality of life and their ability to go about everyday tasks. In addition, it is often the most common reason for admission into aged-care and yet, one of the easiest occurrences to minimise or prevent.
Take a proactive approach
If you have ageing patients and/or patients undergoing surgery or suffering from an illness they may be increasingly prone to falls and injury and could benefit from a proactive approach to their care and/or recovery. Taking a proactive approach will allow us to assist your patient in building and maintaining strength, balance, fitness and mobility which will help them to avoid a fall or injury as they age.
St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital offers Active Health and Wellbeing, a variety of outpatient programs run by multidisciplinary allied health professionals that target risk-reduction and balance improvement through a series of educational opportunities and exercise sessions.
Active Health and Wellbeing
The suite of outpatient group programs offered at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital includes:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Chronic pain management
- Falls and Balance
- Upper and Lower limb programs
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
- Parkinson’s LSVT LOUD®
- Parkinson’s LSVT BIG®
- LSVT BIG AND LOUD for LIFE®
How to refer
GPs can refer directly to St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient programs. Both insured and uninsured patients are welcome and patients can also use a chronic disease management plan to access five sessions.
TAC, Workcover, NDIS and DVA patients are welcome.
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