SureStepsSM Fall Prevention Program
There are many things you and your family can
do to reduce fall risks and prevent falls. Sometimes, however,
help from professional caregivers can further reduce fall
risks and improve safe, independent living at home.
The SureSteps Program is based on Interim HealthCare's
40 years of experience in looking at many different situations
and developing recommendations to enhance living safely and
independently at home. It starts with the Interim HomeStyle
Services At-Home Assessment. This is a comprehensive review
of the client's diseases and conditions, their medications,
their ability to handle essential activities such as moving
around, transportation, meal preparation, bathing and grooming.
We also assess the client's mental well-being and their nutritional
status. Finally, we provide a written report and, most importantly,
recommendations for reducing the risk of falls and promoting
safety and independence at home.
Different people have different needs. And, there are often
times when a person's needs change. In most instances, we
have the ability to provide a comprehensive range of services
either through our own offices or with local partnerships.
This makes it easier for the client and provides a continuity
of assistance and care.
- Supportive Services
Sometimes it's just a little bit of help with the activities
of everyday life. Interim HomeStyle Services brings you
or a loved one a menu of helpful solutions to the little
challenges that jeopardize safety and independence. HomeStyle
Services professional caregivers help with things such as
meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, shopping,
bathing and grooming and other important services. Helping
with getting around or bathing, for example, can avoid high
fall risk situations.
- Skilled Services
Sometimes fall risks come from situations that require skilled
nursing or therapy services. For example, physical strength,
balance and walking problems can be addressed with physical
therapy at home. Nurses might help with medication management.
The physician might order skilled nursing services when
there has been a change in a medical condition or medications.
A nurse might be needed to teach self-management skills.
Many of these services may be paid for by insurance plans