Upgrade restorative program to reduce falls

September 2015
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Sep/Oct2015, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p32
The article discusses the use of the Progressive Resistant Exercise (PRE) technique in the active range of motion (AROM) module of the restorative program to reduce the number of falls among residents in assisted living (AL) communities and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Topics covered are the study conducted at an Illinois AL among residents with history of falls, the improved muscle strength measures after resistance therapy and the 54% reduction in falls and fall-related hospitalizations.


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