A new fall prevention program helps aging Arizona residents
July 14, 2011
Seniors who live in Arizona and qualify for Medicare will be able to take advantage of a new program for elderly adults at the ActiveRx Rehabilitation center in Chandler, Arizona. The Fall Risk Assessment and Fall Prevention Program will screen older adults for health issues that could lead to falls.
Physical therapists who specialize in senior fall prevention will also be on hand to provide personalized one-on-one therapy and counseling for individuals who participate in the program.
"ActiveRx is working to keep aging adults functioning at their full potential," said CEO and founder of ActiveRx Rehabilitation, Matt Essex. "Falling is not an inevitable result of aging."
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for adults who are over the age of 65. Aging adults can consider using personal emergency response systems to protect themselves in case they are injured and cannot otherwise get help.
The new ActiveRx program can educate seniors on preventing falls and staying healthy, and medical alert systems can assist them in their efforts to stay healthy and safe.