Outstanding results have been achieved nationally with Encara’s Wellness program.
Outstanding results have been achieved by the Encara Team at St Vincent’s Care Services, where an impressive 40% reduction in falls in 46 residents has been recorded. Additionally, the program’s results saw an average improvement of 28% in balance for the Otago four stage balance test and a 31.25% improvement in their gait and general walking balance.
Throughout the 52 week program, Encara’s team paid extra attention to residents rehabbing broken (or fractured) hips. Physiotherapist Vijay noted: “A few residents came with broken hips from the hospital and could not manage at home, so that’s why they have come to one of our facilities. Previously they were walking with their walkers, we did intensive rehab, and now they are back to their mobility level.” Read the full St Vincent’s Care write-up here.
Senior Physiotherapist Rahul, who worked with an 81 year old resident for over five months, demonstrated Encara’s Wellness program’s further success. Throughout 18 individual Physiotherapy visits, the resident showed significant subjective and functional improvements. Most notably, having no mobility and relying on a wheelchair pre-program commencement, achieving a timed tandem stance balance of 30 seconds and improving her physical mobility scale score from 19/45 to 24/45.
Through expertly led group and individual sessions, backed by the internationally renowned falls prevention program OTAGO, the Encara Team have improved residents’ quality of life nationally and helped prevent falls threatening the livelihood of aged care residents.
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