Friday, September 27th, 2019
Translating Fall Prevention Knowledge into Practice in Maryland
We already know what works... What if we applied our knowledge with a goal of reducing fall risk? One in three individuals age 65 and over falls annually. Preventing falls helps reduce unnecessary utilization and the overall Medicare spend, in alignment with Maryland's Total Cost of Care agreement with CMS. This session will consider a cross sector view of fall prevention assets and opportunities in Maryland. We will explore a reliable, non-clinical tool provider are using to engage and empower older people to take steps towards a better score. When we do what makes sense to prevent falls, we are making significant headway in preventing other negative outcomes; and related costs; for the older adult Medicare population. These interventions are simply good practice overall and engage and motivate older people to improve their own well-being.