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Prevention of fall in elderly

Fall is a major cause of repeated fracture in elder, reduction of fall is sure to reduce incidence of fall.

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What challenges or opportunities are you trying to address within the problem? (200 characters or less)

fall is a common occurrence among elder and it account for about 70 % of fracture of head femur. we wish to reduce by education and home rearrangement the incidence of fall

The program is divided in to three steps

They are education, community reintegration and community re arrangement. The three step are post discharge measure to make sure the old citizen do not experience fall frequently.

Education: on discharge of elder from care center they should be educated about the risk of fall and it effect on their bone and fracture site. They should be

Community rearrangement: home and immediate environment of discharged old citizen should be assessed and either be rearranged or reconstruct to remove object or structures that are likely to cause impediment during mobility around the house.

Community reintegration: the stamina of old citizen and daily activities will be assess. Activities that they carried on weight bearing position should be reteach on how to carry them out while sitting or lying down. Many activities will be relearn on how to perform them while first putting a sport base around or expanding their own base of support.

Who is your target end user and why will they be interested? (650 characters or less)

the idea was set for pensioners, the were thought fall and how to prevent it. follow up for six month on the episode of fall, the incident of fall reduce greatly. doctor and community physiotherapist should adopt this method often.

How is your idea scaleable? (650 characters or less)

these idea is a low budget idea, its mostly based on education and re-modification or re-arrangement of homes .

What do/will you measure to know if your solution worked? (500 characters or less)

- number of fall incidence report to the hospital per week. - number of accident from fall monthly - quality of life of older citizen

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Prototype: We have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

If you were to become a Top Idea, would you want to actively participate in piloting your idea?

  • I want my idea piloted, and I prefer to do my own piloting in collaboration with the health system and with assistance from the Challenge partner

Company / Organization Name, if applicable (140 characters or less)

dolphin health

Tell us about yourself or your team (500 characters or less)

i am a physiotherapist with a masters degree in public health, i work with the medical rehabilitation therapist broad of Nigeria under federal ministry of health

Location (50 characters)

Lagos State, Nigeria

What is your legal / organizational structure?

  • We are individuals

Innovator/Organizational Characteristics

  • Youth-led organization

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO announcement email

Why are you participating in this Challenge?

i will like to spread my ideas to benefit other profession, i also want to learn

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Photo of Manisha Laroia

Hi Tunji Ololade 
Thank you for sharing your solution in the Ideas Phase of the Healthy Bones Challenge.

A checklist for your reference. Please make sure your idea does the following:
1) Clearly define the problem with respect to Osteoporosis
2) Connects to at least one opportunity area
3) States how & when user accesses the solution
4) Tells the story

Please make any last minute tweaks you wish to, asap. Like adding IMAGES or changes in text.
The DEADLINE for idea submission is Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 5pm PST.

Let me know if you need anything.
All the best for the next phase of the challenge.

OpenIDEO Challenge Team