Community-Based Programs to Prevent the Risk of Elderly Falls: Mini Review*Corresponding Author: Levan Atanelov, 9199 Reisterstown Rd, Ste 101B, Owings Mills, MD 21117, United States, Email: [email protected]
Received Date: May 14, 2020 / Accepted Date: Jun 01, 2020 / Published Date: Jun 08, 2020
Citation: Hamel C, Atanelov L (2020) Community-Based Programs to Prevent the Risk of Elderly Falls: Mini Review. J Card Pulm Rehabil 4:129.
Copyright: © 2020 Hamel C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Falls and fall-related injuries are common in older adults, including those with cardiac and pulmonary conditions, but thankfully falls are preventable. Despite national guidelines recommending using community-based fall prevention programs to help reduce falls, little is known about their availability at senior centers. This review summarizes pertinent evidence on community-based fall prevention programs that can be deployed for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation patients. A novel algorithm for health care workers is proposed based on the available data to help decide how to refer older adults to the appropriate community-based fall prevention programs.