Balance and mobility conditions
Among older adults, falls can have serious consequences. Even the fear of falling can shake one’s confidence and reduce a person’s enjoyment of life. Our skilled nurses and therapists can help identify the root causes of balance issues, address tripping hazards in your living space, and provide useful strategies to reduce the risk of falling, so you can gain the confidence to get back on your feet again.
We can help you
Identify and treat the cause of balance issues
Reduce your risks of falling
Understand how medication can affect balance
Choose the most appropriate assistive devices
Build strength and balance
Reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital
Our specialty program
Our Safe Strides® balance and mobility program uses a combination of evidence-based care interventions, education and preventive strategies to safely improve your balance and increase your confidence and functional independence. Through a comprehensive assessment, our multidisciplinary team of nurses and therapists will help determine the causes of your fall risk by examining the systems of your body involved in maintaining balance. Then we’ll collaborate with you, your family, your caregivers and your primary health care provider to develop a care plan that works best for you.
Is our program for you?
- Are you 65 or older?
- Are you afraid of falling?
- Have you fallen in the last year?
- Do you have difficulty walking?
- Do you need to steady yourself on furniture when you walk?
- Do you use your hands to get up out of a chair?
- Do you have difficulty bathing yourself, dressing yourself or going to the bathroom?
- Are you taking more than three prescription and/or over-the-counter medications?
- Do you have health conditions such as vision or hearing loss, dizziness, shortness of breath, foot problems or muscle weakness?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, our Safe Strides® program could be for you. Speak with your primary health care provider or call us to discuss your options.
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Sometimes, when you’re going through a struggle, the mental stress is worse than the physical stress. Their team helps. You can actually sit and talk to them, and they will really listen to you. They listen to everything you say.
— Linda A., Home Health Patient
Knowing that they’re professionals and that this is their job, that gives you confidence that they’re going to be able to take care of you. I have been a nurse for 39 years. I have seen things in a lot of different situations, and I can say that they really care about their patients and the quality of care that they give.
— Nancy W., Home Health Patient
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Frequently asked questions
Home health is designed to help you recover in the comfort of your home through skilled nursing and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Your health care provider can order home health if he or she determines your condition requires you to remain in the home for rehab and recovery from illness, injury or surgery.
While you are receiving skilled care for your condition, Medicare may also cover a limited number of hours for a home health aide to assist you with the activities of daily living.
Home health may be covered 100% by Medicare for those who qualify, and we accept most forms of insurance. Part of the admission process includes verification of insurance. Our team is happy to help answer your financial and insurance questions. You can contact us here.
Ask us about care
Have questions about care, or ready to start care? Talk to a nurse at your convenience.