LifeCare Partners with Yale to Offer Fall Prevention Services

January 9, 2008 ( - LifeCare, Inc. announced it is now offering a comprehensive set of fall prevention services to employers, managed health care organizations, and professional geriatric care managers nationwide.

Through a partnership with Yale University and its Connecticut Center for Fall Prevention (CCFP) program, LifeCare is making available fall prevention resources developed by Yale and Dr. Mary Tinetti, director of the Yale Program on Aging, according to a press release. The resources include a fall prevention kit, educational articles, guides, and tip sheets, among other things.

LifeCare’s fall prevention services include medication management, behavioral instructions, and exercise programs aimed at reducing risk factors. Additionally, Yale and LifeCare are developing a fall prevention curriculum that will be delivered to LifeCare’s staff and members of its national network of professional geriatric care managers, the press release said.

“Older adults require management of multiple simultaneous conditions in a manner that protects their ability to function safely. The widespread incorporation of fall risk evaluation and management into practice requires the adoption of new practices by all providers,” Tinetti said in the announcement.

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