Yale - The PRIDE Program: Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly (PRIDE)
Do you live in the Greater New Haven area? Have you fallen in the past or have a fear of falling? The you may be eligible for the PRIDE Program.
What is P.R.I.D.E. ?
Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine is assisting elders and others with impaired mobility through a project known as PRIDE, which stands for Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly.
PRIDE is a community-centered intervention program designed to help anyone who called 9-1-1 because they were unable to get up without assistance and wish to remain safely in their homes, or who enrolled in our program through other pathways. Through this program, paramedics at the time of a 9-1-1- call for a fall, will coordinate closer follow up with visiting nurses, primary care providers, and other community resources to identify and address any unapparent medical conditions and to implement evidence-based falls prevention strategies. Ultimately, PRIDE strives to enhance seniors’ ability to live safely and independently in their own homes, while decreasing their reliance on the 9-1-1 system and hospital emergency departments. PRIDE is a Free, Fast, and Easy way to increase your chances of safely remaining in your home.
It only takes one visit from a PRIDE team member to your home to assess your risk of falling and arrange appointments with health care providers who can help lower your risk of illness and injury at no cost to you. If you are interested in finding out more about PRIDE and our event please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/prideems/events/
The project described supported by Grant Number #C1CMS331356 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in partnership with Yale's Department of Emergency Medicine HIC #1409014672. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.
About the Yale - The PRIDE Program
Call: (877) 978-8343
Web page: http://www.pride-ems.org/