Fall Prevention Program
The Ambassador of Scarsdale has partnered with Fox Rehabilitation to provide a unique, proactive approach to residents’ functional wellness. Fox Optimal Living is an innovative approach to medical fitness as the program focuses on maximizing each resident’s quality of life, while reducing healthcare spending. Residents have the option of utilizing on-site rehabilitation services as they would out-patient rehabilitation services, but in the comfort and proximity of their own apartments. Falls are a major economic and social issue across the United States. In fact, 1/3 of the older adult population over the age of 65 falls each year and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age. Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Research supports the most effective interventions to manage falls risk are those that incorporate exercise. A Physical and Occupational Therapist can help achieve optimal results through a structured, customized program of properly dosed progressive therapeutic exercise.