A Matter of Balance

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A Matter of Balance acknowledges the risk of falling for older adults but emphasizes practical coping strategies to reduce this fear. Over 8-weeks the evidence-based program promotes:

  • Viewing falls and fear of falling as controllable¬†
  • Setting realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Changing the environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • Promoting exercise to increase strength and balance

Accepted to the Portfolio: November 2015

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Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Understanding of falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • Realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Knowledge to improve environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • Increased strength and balance

Long Term Outcomes

  • Decreased health care expenses
  • Increased number of seniors living at home as they age

Target Population

Demographics

  • Older Adults (60+)

Service Area

County-wide:

  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

 

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