SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflexion Health, a virtual rehabilitation therapy company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the nonprofit organization Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH) to bring the "Stand Tall" Fall Prevention Program to seniors in the Home's in-residence facilities.
The "Stand Tall" program was initially funded by a grant to Reflexion Health, Inc. from the Center for Disease Control. It is powered by Reflexion Health's Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA™) which helps to bring the guidance of a physical therapist into the home along with tools that help clinicians remotely monitor patient progress beyond the traditional in-clinic setting. VERA takes patients through individualized exercise programs that can be tailored to meet unique needs.
"The 'Stand Tall' program helps our residents improve their strength and mobility and, like a video game, is easy to navigate and enjoy," said Molly Forrest, chief executive officer and president, LAJH. "We're proud to be joining Reflexion Health and bring this digital solution to seniors to help them avoid falls and improve future outcomes."
In studies with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and LA Jewish Home, the "Stand Tall" Program demonstrated significant improvements in patient strength and mobility that can translate into less risk of falling, happier residents and avoidance of costs associated with personal injury. There is also the added benefit of less dependence on assistive devices.
"We are in a new era of patient-centered, data-driven, value-based care, and virtual rehabilitation for fall prevention is a terrific example," said Joseph Smith, M.D., Ph.D., chief executive officer, Reflexion Health. "It is difficult to overstate the catastrophic impact of falling on frail seniors, and we are delighted to team up with LA Jewish Home to help their patients avoid this pothole in their road to recovery and successful aging."
The easy-to-use "Stand Tall" program appeals to seniors with varying technology skills as well as those with mild cognitive impairment. "Stand Tall" is the digital translation of the internationally known and evidence-based Otago Exercise Program, which has shown to reduce risk in falls of seniors by 35%. The "Stand Tall" fall prevention program delivers the optimal dose of exercises for 30 minutes, two to three days per week to patients with no special training required for observing clinicians. One staff member can monitor multiple participants and VERA will give feedback to help them improve their form.
For more information on "Stand Tall" or to sign up for a VERA demo today, please visit www.reflexionhealth.com.
About the Los Angeles Jewish Home
Founded in 1912, the non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home is among the largest providers of senior healthcare services in Los Angeles. Each year, thousands of seniors benefit from the Home's community-based and in-residence programs. Community-based programs include the Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Jewish Home Health Services, Skirball Hospice, Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine, the Ida Kayne Transitional Care Unit, the Auerbach Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and community clinics. Three Home campuses in Reseda serve seniors with independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, and Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. The Home recently opened its second Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), the Gonda Healthy Aging Westside Campus in Playa Vista, CA. For more information visit www.lajh.org
About Reflexion Health
Reflexion Health is a virtual rehabilitation therapy company dedicated to bringing patients evidence-based technology that helps them recover at home. VERA™, Reflexion Health's lead product, is an FDA-cleared Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant that is able to support and remotely monitor physical therapy exercises in real-time. VERA brings the guidance of a physical therapist into the home to coach, motivate and assess exercise movements adherence to prescribed physical therapy recovery exercises. Reflexion Health is owned by Digital Health Corp, a diversified healthcare company. For more information visit www.reflexionhealth.com.
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