Central Michigan University is providing a unique program Living FREE: Fall Reduction, Education and Empowerment to aging area adults as part of our Healthy Aging Initiative. This program offers a person-centric prevention model for "post fall" older adults to reduce recurrent falls, improve their health and quality of life, and continue to live independently in the community. Participants will be able to provide direct feedback to allow for further growth. This program is offered free of charge to those residing in our Central Michigan Regions.
Living FREE features:
- Introduction Interview
- Home Safety Assessment
- Individualized Fall Reduction Plan
Within one week of enrollment, and in home visit will occur. This will include an assessment of barriers and motivators to: (1) lifestyle changes (2) management of comorbidities and (3) psychosocial environment. A home physical safety inspection will take place at this time. Based on this we will develop and individualized fall risk improvement plan for you. It will include educational sessions and may also include advice on an exercise program; audit your medications, and provide advice on comorbidities management with home safety measures. Progress will be reviewed every 6 weeks, and plan will be revised as necessary to mitigate barriers to continued success. The program is designed to be run for up to one year.
Benefits of the program include reduced risk of recurrent falls, improved health and quality of life, and prolong your ability for independent living in community.
Please complete the attached questionnaire to enroll in the Living FREE: Fall Reduction, Education and Empowerment Program. You may also call the Living FREE voicemail to ask questions or sign up at 989-774-1350.