65 & Strong is a program for persons 65 and older designed to maintain strength and independence, before and after serious injury. Combining our expertise as Williamson County's first state-designated Level II Trauma Center with national best practices, Seton Williamson's newest program is focused on injury prevention and mobility recovery, providing customized care and resources that promote active, healthy lifestyles for seniors.
For older adults, a fall can result in serious injuries that may lead to other life-threatening complications. When complications occur, the likelihood of full recovery - and returning to independent living - decreases significantly. Fortunately, many fall-related injuries can be prevented. Together with our community partners, Seton Williamson offers a number of strength reconditioning programs and educational workshops:
- A Matter of Balance Workshops: award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
- Community Balance Screenings: simple assessment to identify areas of focus for strength training and rehabilitation.
- Ignite Women's Health Program: certified instructor-led fitness programs for all activity levels and educational seminars led by physician specialists.
Should injury occur, Seton Williamson's 65 & Strong program provides a comprehensive approach that extends beyond the hospital, from treatment to a safe return home. Key benefits of our injury recovery program are timely injury assessment and early, coordinated intervention by our clinical team.
The multidisciplinary team includes trauma; consulting specialties; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy; pharmacy; dietary; and case-management. Each team member follows specific evidenced-based protocols that help prevent complicating factors and quickly restore patients to pre-accident activity levels.
A key priority for helping patients regain mobility and independence is an early transfer to a rehabilitation facility or home. Utilizing the Physical Environment Assessment Tool (PEAT) score provided by EMS, the discharge planning team helps to address conditions that could lead to future injuries. Seton Williamson offers comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services, and our case management team will assist each patient with finding the facility that is most convenient for them.