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Frail to Fit - Falls Prevention Program

Frail to Fit is a multifactorial falls prevention program for frail older adults who are unable to attend more strenuous, community-based falls prevention programs. Participants perform supervised exercises that focus on building strength and endurance, and improving balance. Participants also receive in-class education that focuses on improving safety and reducing potential risks of falling at home, as well as a home visit by an Occupational Therapist to identify risks for falls and provide recommendations.

To determine eligibility, the patient will participate in a comprehensive falls assessment by a Geriatrician, a Physiotherapist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Geriatric Nurse Clinician. All recommendations from the assessment will be sent to the primary care provider, including the start date of the program if the patient is deemed suitable. If suitable, the patient will attend the program twice weekly for 12 weeks (24 sessions total). At the end of the program, a discharge summary will be sent to the referring physician/nurse practitioner.

Frail to Fit is not open to the public—participants must be referred by a physician and must meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. For more information, please talk to your primary healthcare provider.

Where:
Finlandia Village
233 Fourth Avenue
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 4C3

What to bring:

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing that you can be active in
  • Sturdy running shoes or sneakers
  • Water or a light refreshment

Services

North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) delivers care for frail older adults and their caregivers, as well as builds capacity for geriatric medicine across northeastern Ontario.

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