What We Offer
Balance Screenings for Older Adults
The screenings for Spring 2017 will take place on February 2 and April 4, by appointment only. You will be given multiple assessments to determine your strength, balance, and ultimately your risk for falling. A licensed physical therapist and nurse practitioner will be present for all testing. Watch this video to learn more about the balance screenings.
Assessments take approximately 1 hour. At the end of the screening, all participants will receive education materials and some type of SAFE Aging Intervention (described in detail below). In 6 months, you will be screened again to determine if the intervention led to an increase in your strength and balance.
More information about the balance screenings on the Fresno State LiveWell Blog
Please download this flier to distribute to community groups regarding our balance screenings for older adults.
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How to Sign Up for a Balance Screening
If you are interested in signing up for a Balance Screening, please contact SAFE at (559) 278-7539.
Please download a Physician's Clearance Form from the link below and have a Doctor sign it and fax to (559) 278-3635. You can also bring the signed form to the screening, but we need it in order to screen you.
Possible SAFE Aging Recommendations from Participation at a Balance Screening
Group FallProof™ Class
During the class, participants receive individualized balance training according to the documented impairments obtained from the assessments. Equipment used will be similar to that of a traditional physical therapy clinic such as, but not limited to the following: foam rolls, rocker-boards, balance beams, Swiss balls, air-ex pads, and dyna-discs. History of FallProof™ here.
Home Exercise Program
Fresno State Community Health Nursing
Gait, Balance, and Mobility Center
SAFE Aging Informational Presentations by the SAFE Speakers Bureau
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We provide 30 minute presentations including education materials for community, senior, or medical professional groups.
Contact us for more information about how to individualize your presentation and/or training for your group (minimum 25 people) about fall prevention risk factors, home safety, local resources and the predictable and preventable nature of falls.
Please download, fill out and fax (559) 278-3635 a presentation request form at the link below.
SAFE Mini-Balance Screening Training
We provide mini-balance screening training to individuals and groups that work with older adults. The training includes competency testing in the 8 Foot Up and Go and the 30 Second Chair Stand. We offer this training for SAFE members who would like to help at health fairs, FallProof classes, and Balance Screenings as well as senior service providers, health professionals, and community members who would like to perform mini-balance screenings on older adults at their facilities or in the community. At the end of the 3 hour training you will be tested in your competency to perform these tests and your knowledge in fall risk factors and given a certificate when you pass.
If you are interested in signing up for SAFE Mini-Balance Screening Training for you or your staff, please contact SAFE at (559) 278-7539