Sagility

Falls Prevention


Fall risk assessment and prevention to ward off frailty, delay transition to long-term care, and reduce costs

Frailty and falls are costly, and getting more expensive

Falls with an injury result in deconditioning, deteriorating physical and mental state, and dependencies leading to long term institutional care.


Fall risk increases with age. More than 33% of seniors have had at least one fall in their lifetime. Half of women (and 62% of men) over age 74 fall each year.

The last three decades have seen a significant increase in insurance policy holders transitioning into long term care, which can be at least 5 times the cost of home-based care. Direct medical costs of falls exceed $50 billion. Including a falls prevention program will improve outcomes for your members and increase your ROI.

Sagility Aging in Place’s Falls Prevention solution focuses on not just reducing the fall risk of the elders, but also provides support to prevent frailty from setting in.

Components of the Falls Prevention solution

  • Clinically evidenced assessments, interventions and engagement that will help identify your members with high fall risk
  • Care management to reduce their risk of falls
  • The interventions focus on home safety assessments, home modifications, care coordination to address balance, strength, vision, hearing, poly pharmacy, and clinical risk factors for falls
  • Personalized communication program to your policy holders that is designed for easy enrollment, drives adoption, and fosters engagement

Whole Person clinical interventions that reduce falls and improve safe mobility

Our Whole Person approach—a preventive care methodology that identifies and addresses root causes of non-compliance and unhealthy behaviors—is uniquely suited to help personalize Falls Prevention for your policy holders.

Across all of our client programs, Sagility engages more than 20 million elderly individuals with varying vulnerabilities.

We have provided our clinical, customer-focused services for more than three decades.

Our comprehensive Falls Prevention solution identifies and engages your members with emerging and high falls risk, delivering evidenced “whole person” clinical interventions that reduce falls and improve safe mobility.

Ongoing technology and clinician-led coordination of care are delivered by a multidisciplinary, patient-focused team committed to driving higher engagement and outcomes through robust insights. We also bring design thinking and consultative value to sustain your competitive advantage as elderly population needs increase.

Proactively addressing care plan, reducing falls to zero

Senior lady with caregiver

Policyholder profile

Mrs. RH, age 66, lives alone with no full-time caregiver.

Mrs. RH and her nurse care manager, KR, have been working together on her assessment and personalized care plan.

Engagement and online assessment

Mrs. RH receives a personalized mailer that speaks to her about falls risks.

She fills out a brief online assessment and soon after schedules an initial phone call with a nurse.

Additional assessment conducted via telephone

KR learns that Mrs. RH was recently hospitalized for pneumonia and diagnosed with COPD. She has been prescribed several new medications that are causing some side effects, including diuretics causing multiple trips to the bathroom at night. Additionally, she has:

  • A history of balance problems and a fear of falling
  • A walker, but it does not have a seat (Her provider has ordered one, but Mrs. RH does not know how to obtain the new walker.)
  • A daughter who has provided some in home care, but is not always available
  • Not applied for Medicare In-Home Supportive Services

Intervention and care plan

KR and Mrs. RH have worked together over 2 weeks to:

  • Change when she takes her diuretics to prevent nighttime trips to the bathroom, reducing nighttime fall risk
  • Contact the durable medical equipment supplier to confirm the order and obtain the new walker
  • Request a physical therapy consult from her PCP to work on improving her balance, follow up confirming access, attend weekly therapy visits and strength/balance improvements
  • Set up a monthly communication with her daughter so that Mrs. RH has a better idea of what type of additional help she needs and easy ways to access this assistance
  • Consult with the Sagility AxisPoint Health social worker to assist with applying for IHSS. We followed up to confirm application completed and active engagement has begun.

Outcomes

During a recent follow-up, Mrs. RH reports no falls. Mrs. RH is a happier, healthier client who is able to remain at home while saving thousands of dollars in avoidable claims spend.

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