Strategies to Help Prevent Falls

by Katheryn Howell Wesley Homes Home Health offered our second educational event on preventing falls. Jean Corr, RPT with the King County Emergency Medical Services One Step Ahead Fall Prevention Program, engaged Wesley Homes Des Moines residents on strategies to minimize their risk for falling. The four important strategies that she covered were: 1) Getting Regular exercise 2) Modifying your home 3) Managing your medication 4) Getting your vision checked on a regular basis Jean wholeheartedly endorsed our SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) program and encouraged practicing the exercises in the "Exercise & Physical Activity" workbook put out by the National Institute on Aging. Visit the institute’s website to order your free copy. Wesley Homes Home Health is also here to help. Please call us anytime with your questions or concerns about falling. Residents can visit wellness nurses on campus, too.  We can help you reconcile your medications as you return from a hospitalization or a planned procedure. Wesley Homes Home Health can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 206-870-1127.