Sprenger Health Care Helps Prevent Falls with A Matter of Balance

Sprenger Health Care Systems is getting even more proactive about fall prevention with A Matter of Balance, an eight week program designed to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels.

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. However, falls can be avoided through fall prevention education and practical lifestyle changes. This is why Sprenger Health Care Systems is bringing A Matter of Balance to its communities.

Sometimes just the fear of falling can be concerning, as it can change a person’s behavior and increase the risk of falling. The knowledge and training from the A Matter of Balance program can increase participant’s activity levels and confidence in their ability to move.

This program teaches participants to view falls as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity.  It’s an ideal program for anyone who is concerned about falls, has fallen in the past, or wants to improve flexibility, balance and strength.

A Matter of Balance classes start May 17th at Smithville Western Commons' Wayne Manor (4138 Swanson Blvd., Wooster, OH, 44691) and will be held each Tuesday for eight weeks. Sprenger Health Care is also planning to implement this program in its other Ohio facilities.

The classes are led by Sprenger’s trained clinical experts. A new topic is introduced each session to help with strengthening and balance. Participants are encouraged to attend all eight classes, as each class builds upon the previous week.

To find out more about the A Matter of Balance program at Sprenger Health Care Systems or to register for classes, please contact Chris Fankhauser, Clinical Education Director, at 330-495-1792.