Healthy Seniors of Steele County
Fall Prevention - Living at Home Block Nurse
500 Dunnell Dr, Owatonna, MN, 55060-4751
Fall prevention helps to reduce falls by older adults. Programs can include creating awareness of risk factors, educational classes, strength and balance exercises, or assessment of in-home risks and home safety education.
Offers programs designed to help decrease the number of falls for seniors so that they can maintain independence in their homes.
* Home safety assessments designed to decrease falls and to help seniors maintain independence in their homes.
* Healthy Partners, a twelve-week in-home program that helps seniors identify risks of falls, exercise to improve flexibility, balance and strength, and light chore to help seniors reduce the risks of falling within their home.
- Free / no cost to everyone
- Older adults
- Older adults with disabilities
|Administrative Office||(507) 977-2566|
|Main - Service Office||(507) 774-7648|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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JR-8200.3000-200Fall Prevention Programs Definition
Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.
JR-8200.3000-250Home Safety Evaluations Definition
Programs that conduct home inspections to assess and make recommendations to eliminate potentially hazardous conditions and to ensure that the individual or family has a plan to deal with emergencies should they arise. Safety evaluation programs often target homes with children or elderly residents and focus on dangerous rugs or floors, fire hazards, unsanitary or unsafe kitchens or bathrooms, poor lighting, unsafe storage of medication and other toxic materials, hazardous placement of kitchen equipment and other tools, access barriers in the home or yard and other discernible problems.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-2000Frail Elderly Definition
Older adults who have a condition that affects their independence and places them at future risk of needing a higher level of care than is currently required.