Fall Prevention Clinical Partnership
Based on goal setting accomplished this year with facility administrators and clinical teams, the Spirituality Pillar is developing and piloting new programming to further address specific clinical conditions in our facilities.
One program developed at the Bridge at Rockwood entitled “You Raise Me Up” utilizes chaplain-led, specialized interventions for applicable residents to prevent falls.
The program was designed, and evaluated via case study, to show that customized chaplain care based upon focused one-on-one visits and personalized prayer interventions can help decrease anxiety so as to have a positive impact on incidents of falls for those at risk. The details of the case study itself can be found HERE.
During the case study period, the chaplain made repeated one-on-one visits with each of these individuals and applied both direct prayer and continuous encouragement to them towards this specific issue, so as to relieve their anxiety issues by seeking divine assistance and comfort applied to their areas of concern.
The findings of the study were promising in their results with all residents responding well to the interventions. The chaplain’s efforts had the effect of not only preventing any increase in falls for those participating but also of actually reducing fall levels for well over half of them during the case study period.
To find out more about the many different chaplain intervention programs available for implementation in your facility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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