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Lec Outreach Taiwan

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Fall Prevention work with the elderly in Fremont, CA shared at conference in Taiwan

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  1. 1. <ul><li>LIFE ElderCare Inc. </li></ul>Fall Prevention program
  2. 2. LIFE ElderCare Programs - Non-profit organization – serving the Tri-City Areas of Fremont, Newark & Union City since 1975 <ul><li>Meals on Wheels – 90,000 meals delivered every year in the Tri-City Area </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly Visitor – Over 150 volunteers provide companionship through supportive visits, phone calls and outings </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>V.I.P. Rides – Volunteers provide assistance to seniors traveling with Paratransit on in the volunteers car </li></ul><ul><li>Falls Prevention – In-home exercise program, coached by LVN students </li></ul>LIFE ElderCare Programs
  4. 4. Falls by seniors have a major impact on quality of life… <ul><li>Leading cause of injury death of individuals over the age of 60 </li></ul><ul><li>#1 reason for entry into long-term care facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1.3 million older Californians fall each year… many sustain hip fractures, head injury or death. Falls are the leading cause of loss of independence among seniors </li></ul>
  5. 5. Every year… one-third of older adults fall <ul><ul><li>300,000 will fracture a hip . . . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and within 1 year … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… 100,000 of these will have died as a result </li></ul><ul><li>Of those who survive many will have some form of reduced mobility and will have problems functioning independently </li></ul><ul><li>war deaths </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>More than ten times </li></ul><ul><li>that number of seniors. . . </li></ul><ul><li>dies quietly from falls, </li></ul><ul><li>here at home, </li></ul><ul><li>every year. </li></ul>LIFE ElderCare
  7. 7. What can we do? <ul><li>Lots! </li></ul>
  8. 8. LIFE ElderCare Home Modifications Medication Review Best practice shows there are three primary steps to preventing falls… Exercise
  9. 9. Exercise <ul><li>Greatest reduction in falls result from simple exercises </li></ul>LIFE ElderCare
  10. 10. LIFE ElderCare Sample routine
  11. 11. <ul><li>There’s no charge for this service… the only thing we ask is that the client do their exercises, as best they can, five days a week. In that way, they will see the greatest improvement in balance and gait. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do you have to do to participate? It’s simple
  13. 13. <ul><li>60 years or older </li></ul><ul><li>Live in the Tri-City Areas of Fremont, Newark or Union City </li></ul><ul><li>No heart, hip or knee surgery within the past six month </li></ul><ul><li>Those who can’t get out of the house to exercise on their own </li></ul><ul><li>It’s just that simple! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>We’re looking for frail, homebound seniors in the </li></ul><ul><li>Tri-City Area </li></ul><ul><li>Help us to find those 7,611 seniors! </li></ul>
  15. 15. LIFE ElderCare
  16. 16. LIFE ElderCare Fall Prevention Program Maureen Parent, Coordinator