Fall Prevention

Growing old and staying physically fit may be a challenge, as you may face physical and health challenges and sometimes medications used to overcome those challenges could be the pitfall. Falls are a leading cause of injury in the generation that is aging.

With the Baby Boomer generation all set to live long lives, the population of aging people have medically set forth in motion services that were hitherto not given any importance. Moreover, this same community of elders are also very independent and want to live in their own homes. To help this group of aging population, The Kauvery Institute of Orthopaedic and Neurosciences have launched a Fall Prevention Clinic with the aim to provide and equip older adults to physically and mentally live healthy, productive and longer lives.

Our new initiatives and innovative care for the aging uses a neoteric approach to enhance the quality of life for the diverse older adults and their family members.

Falling or the fear of falling often deters an older adult from performing their daily activities. Falls can lead to disastrous results in many elderly people, especially those with medical complications. Generally when older adults do fall it results either in a hip fracture or head injuries. In many cases, when an older adult does meet with a fall and has a fracture, most of them have a very hard time recovering and their health conditions progressively deteriorates, with negative consequences. Statistics show that at least 40% of the aging adult who has had a fall, cannot function independently again.

To prevent such disastrous consequences, The Fall Prevention Clinic at The Kauvery Institute of Orthopaedic and Neurosciences has launched a program where with adequate knowledge, falls can be prevented. Our Falls Prevention Clinic is a comprehensive program that consists of a multidisciplinary team of doctors from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Geriatrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic and ENT, all of who specialize in falls prevention. We provide a comprehensive diagnosis and design custom-tailored treatment plans for patients with a history of falling for unknown reasons.

Our specialists are qualified in Fall Prevention techniques and will help you to improve the daily activities in your life, together with improving the quality of life, in general. Our multifaceted Falls Prevention program uses interventions to diminish the risk of falling tempered with physical activity. Our successful exercise programs are designed to combine adequate intensity to strengthen muscles and improve flexibility, as well as to impart dynamic balance training. Prior to beginning the treatment program we will first evaluate the patient, then direct our focus on the multiple factors that could lead to an increased fall risk.

The goals of treatment will include:

  • Managing, decreasing and eliminating all factors pertaining to fall risks
  • Identifying and implementing lifestyle changes that zero in on risk factors like medication, regular vision and hearing, physical activities
  • Help build endurance and strength using a customized exercise routine
  • Provide information with reference to creating a safe environment
  • Preventing falls and assuaging the fear of falling is more cost-effective and it promotes the safety and well-being of a beloved older member of your family.