Most falls happen at home.
Here’s how you can help prevent them.
An estimated 1 in 4 Americans age 65 or older fall each year. As a result, we have created a program to help keep you safe and independent in your own home as long as possible. LIFT is a free falls prevention program that will help you maintain your active lifestyle. Together with the US Department of Health and Human Services, we have analyzed the causes of falls that happen in the home, and the ways to prevent them.
Recommendations and safety tips.
We’ll help you identify and prevent any safety hazards. Some can be fixed with a brighter light bulb or securing lose cords and rugs. Others can be risks you and your family never considered.
A personalized action plan.
LIFT professionals will provide you with guidance on exercise, diet and the management of medications. Suggestions can include health tips for conditions, like obtaining an eye exam, as well as simple stretches and exercise to keep you active.
A telephonic health coach.
You’ll get your own coach who will review your Action Plan, answer your questions and help you set goals with your doctor. Through ongoing phone conversations, we’ll help keep you on track.
Feeling more independent.
I have a history of falls leading to fractures and other injuries. I began following the recommendations in my Action Plan, including taking Vitamin D, finding a medical alert system and meeting with my doctor to discuss fall prevention. This program has helped me become more independent.
Great safety tips.
Since joining the LIFT program, my husband and I have made simple changes to our home. We secured rugs, added a night light and put grab bars in the bathroom. The program made us more aware of potential safety hazards, and we now feel safer in our own home. We highly recommend this program.
Wide range of information.
I really appreciated the range of health, safety and lifestyle information I received from the LIFT Program. I also found the suggestions from the in-home nurse evaluation to be particularly helpful. I was impressed with the professional and caring attitude of the LIFT team, and I have recommended this program to others.