Over 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ fall each year. Two-thirds of those who fall will fall again within six months
Falls are the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults
Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in ER’s annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths
Falls are preventable - at least one-third of all falls involve environmental hazards in the home
Sequoia Senior Solutions recognizes the importance of fall prevention. We have developed this training program, oversight, and specific procedures to help reduce the risk of falling and to keep our seniors safe.
Home Inspection & Needs Assessment
Sequoia Senior Solutions performs a complimentary and personalized needs assessment and home inspection to ensure client safety and to reduce the risk of repeat falls.
Home Inspection Includes:
Hygiene: Transfer benches, chairs, and handheld shower head all need to be inspected for safety
Grab bars: Properly installed in high-risk areas
Transfers: Transferring, gait belt & Hoyer lift training
Toileting: Procedures & proximity for ease of use
Entrances & Pathways: Ease of getting in/out and reducing tripping hazards
Many caregivers are specifically trained on Fall Prevention. Sequoia Senior Solutions can also schedule a training session with the client, caregiver, and therapist to further reduce the risk of falls. Each caregiver is carefully selected to work with a particular client, matching our needs assessment with the caregiver’s experience and the client’s personality with that of the caregiver. This allows consistency while the client regains independence over an extended period of time.
Supervision & Monitoring of Progress
A Sequoia Senior Solutions care manager will perform periodic visits to ensure that all caregivers follow proper procedures and will monitor progress and update the care plan as the situation evolves.