As another investment supporting inspired and active aging, luxury senior living provider Oakmont Senior Living is introducing a new fall risk assessment program— OakBalance. Utilizing VSTBalance, an automated tool designed to assess risk and aid in the reduction of falls, OakBalance will debut at 12 California-based Oakmont Senior Living communities this September.
“OakBalance is yet another innovative program from Oakmont Senior Living that demonstrates our commitment to keeping residents active, healthy and happy,” said Mandy Curtis, MSN, RN, the company’s senior vice president of health services. “According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury among adults older than 65, so we are excited about the potential for this program to truly benefit our residents and keep them active longer.”
Offered in partnership with Select Rehabilitation, OakBalance begins with a short screening that thoroughly assesses deficits in balance, gait and function, which are the three main factors in fall risk. The assessment is done using a touchless, computer-based program called VirtuSense and includes fun biofeedback and interactive programs. The data is then used to create customized physical therapy and exercise programs for residents to help improve their physical abilities and areas of concern.
“OakBalance perfectly aligns with our mission of personalized care for each individual,” said Curtis. “We can meet each resident at their point of need. At the same time, we’re helping decrease injuries that can take a toll on our residents physically, mentally and financially.”
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