Better Balance Fall Prevention Program

Covenant Health

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Description
[Program currently on hold] - Provides treatment to help clients improve their leg strength, mobility, and balance.

This program is not currently being offered.

Treatment may include:

  • activities to improve balance
  • education on fall prevention
  • education sessions with recreation therapist to discuss leisure activities, Occupational therapy for fall prevention and home safety, with pharmacist to discuss effects of medication on balance

Key Provider: physical therapists (PTs), therapy assistants (TAs)
Eligibility
Yes, Clients must be:
  • living independently in the community or in an assisted living facility
  • be able to walk 50 meters with or without a walking aid
  • at risk for falling or have fallen in the last 6 months
  • able to follow instructions in a group setting
  • have reliable transportation to come to class regularly
  • must be able to commit to attending the program twice weekly for six weeks
  • pts are allowed to take the course twice, with at least 8 months between referrals.
Clients with neurological conditions or significant health issues or significant problems with cognition are not eligible.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, Clients can self-refer or be referred by a health care professional. Physician prescreening for program eligibility is required. Please contact physiotherapy department for screening form. Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

This program is not currently being offered.

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.


Telephone
780-735-2757
Fax
780-735-2621
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: N/A
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Parking stalls, elevators and public transit is available.
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
March 10, 2023
Address
16940 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5R 4H5

This Covenant Health facility provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.


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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Tue
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Wed
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Thu
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Fri
08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

April 23 - please be advised that this class is currently on hold due to COVID 19, no group classes at this point.

Phone for current status of program.

Classes are offered twice weekly, for six weeks. Times of classes may vary and change, you will be offered available class times at time of booking.