The success of VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s award winning Fall Free Living program was recently highlighted in a report published in the Journal of Gerontology. The report, Intervention to Prevent Falls: Community-Based Clinics, written by: Yale University’s Dorothy I. Baker, Linda Leo-Summers, and Terrence E. Murphy; plus VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice’s Barbara Katz and Beth A. Capobianco focuses on the impact fall prevention clinics, like our Fall Free Living program, have on rates of self-reported falls and fall-related use of health services.
For the past 6 years Fall Free Living has been funded by a grant from the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the Connecticut State Department on Aging. The program offers group and individual in-home fall risk screenings and personal recommendations to reduce fall risk. Many Tai Chi and chair exercise classes designed to help participants build and maintain strength and balance.