Do you experience difficulty with walking, balance, or dizziness that keeps you from going about everyday life?
Vision problems, arthritis, vestibular disorders, foot pain or difficulty walking, multiple medications, balancing issues, and muscle weakness are all conditions associated with an increased risk of falling. If you experience any of these conditions, we would be happy to work with you, and invite you to schedule an appointment with us for a free Fall Risk Assessment.
Fact: One third to one half of elderly persons living at home tend to fall or do fall. Among 65 year old women nearly one in three (30 percent) will fall, and after age 85, over half of women will suffer a fall. In fact, Medicare and the CDC now recommends that everyone over the age of 60 get an annual assessment of fall risk. The good news is, preventing a fall is as simple as finding and treating at-risk seniors, and we are here to help. Click here for more information on this announcement.
At Cumberland Center for Fall Prevention, our goal is to aid individuals who may be at risk for falling, and to help them improve balance, confidence, and safety in going about daily activities. Indicators of those who would benefit from our program include:
- History of fall or near fall within the last 6 months
- A fear of falling
- Difficulty getting up from a chair
- Ataxia/ abnormal gait
- Cognitive impairment
- Parkinson’s disease
- Requires assistance with gait/assistive device (i.e. cane or walker
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Vertigo or chronic dizziness
We have adopted a 6 week research-based program that is proven to enhance balance and prevent falls. Here we have also provided sections on Balance Problems and Treatments, What to Expect, Directions and Hours and FAQ. Throughout your care at Cumberland Center for Fall Prevention, our goals are to:
- Identify factors that put you at risk for falling
- Decrease those risk factors
- Increase your balance, mobility, and walking functions
- Enhance movement quality
- Maintain your independence
- Optimize function at home, work, or with hobbies