Reduce Complications after Procedures. Objectively Measure Outcomes. Maximize Patient Quality of Life.
Orthopedics began as the essential foundation to the modern-day SAFE BALANCE program. By nature, patients who require care from an Orthopedic specialist are experiencing musculoskeletal deficits that can substantially increase their falls risk. Further, procedures commonly performed in the realm of orthopedics, can result in short-term risk increase on their way to an improvement in a patient's quality of life.
Too often, a patient's first encounter with an Orthopedic specialist is following a hospital stay or from a fall. Knowing that a previous fall is one of the highest predictors that a future fall will occur should be taken into consideration, especially if the patient has sustained a musculoskeletal injury.
By taking a direct-approach to preventing falls, your practice will see positive results in the decline of readmissions, "Bundle Busting" episodes, revisions, and other complications that inhibit the success of the patient's recovery and the practice itself.
With SAFE BALANCE in the hands of an Orthopedic specialist, fall risk measures and prevention strategies can be taken in the pre/post-operative journey as well as the non-operative path while the patient regains function. Proactive measures of referrals to therapy services, DME/AD introduction and training, along with pain management can yield drastic positive results to patient's served. SAFE BALANCE becomes a microscope into the patient's potential complication profile which in turn creates an opportunity to deliver patient care of a better quality.