Marian's Rehabilitative Services provide the most comprehensive outpatient physical rehabilitation services on the Central Coast.
Fall Prevention for Older Adults:
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own.
Most falls occur due to a combination of risk factors; many falls can be prevented by managing your health, making changes to your physical environment and incorporating the right physical and social activities.
Here are steps YOU can take to help keep you independent and safe from falls:
Your healthcare providers can help you manage conditions and keep you on your feet!
Healthcare providers can help you minimize your risk of falling. During your general wellness exams, talk to your doctor about your risk of falling!
Include in your discussion:
As you get older, the way medications affect your body can change. Prevent balance issues that may occur as a result of side effects or combinations of medications (including supplements and over-the-counter medications).
Ask the following questions about your medications:
According to the CDC, six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we tend to spend most of our time.
Simple ways to improve your safety at home:
Other ways to improve home safety (ask others for help where needed):
The right activities and exercises can improve strength, balance, flexibility, social connection and confidence.
In addition to discussing proper physical activities with your doctor, contact your local community or senior centers for information about exercise /balance classes, social activities and ride share options.
Outpatient rehabilitation services are available at our new location (see map):
Marian Health and Wellness Center
1207 East Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Details & Directions: Marian Health & Wellness Center
Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at (805) 739-3185 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.