Flat Surface as a Fall Prevention Strategy for the Elderly in South Florida

Administrative Institution of the Flat Surface Program

Providing a conducive environment is a significant activity that enhances the well-being of the elderly. Such a situation is attributed to numerous benefits that make it possible for the elderly to feel cared for and respected as human beings. In order to achieve the success of this effort, it is essential to consider the input of a flat surface as a means of preventing frequent falls among the elderly while accessing critical facilities such as washrooms and sun-basking areas (Vieira, Richard and Paulo 1419). The flat surface program entails providing access-paths and walking areas with a conductive surface that will not only reduce the number of falls but also reduce injuries that might arise from an unexpected fall accident.

Goals and Objectives of the Program

  1. Reduce the number of falls among the elderly.
  2. Mitigate physical injuries arising from accidental falls.
  3. Enhance the accessibility of elderly-support facilities.
  4. Reduce dependency levels between the elderly and mandated caregivers.
  5. Promote interaction among the elder through easy access.

Required Resources

    Intervention List

  1. Financial intervention strategy
  2. Upgrade of accessibility facilities such as walking paths.
  3. The community effort in embracing the Flat Surface Program.
  4. Stakeholder participation during the implementation of the Flat Surface Program.
  5. Administrative accountability among caregivers of the elderly.

    Training List

  1. Classroom facility and writing inventories.
  2. Chalkboard and stationery
  3. A flat facility for demonstrations during practical classes.

    Item List

  1. Manuals and pamphlets for conveying practical information of the program.
  2. Regular stakeholder meetings to enhance and modify the program.
  3. Frequent maintenance and repair of the flat surfaces listed in the program.

Marketing Plan

For the flat program to achieve its intended success, a marketing plan will be necessary I ensuring that the process is inclusive and comprehensive. Firstly, a local campaign will be conducted using print media such as authorized posters and pamphlets informing the community of an important meeting (Vieira, Richard and Paulo 1419). This form of advertisement will ensure that the program involves all stakeholders and their contribution reflected in the final implementation process. The most fundamental objective of print media is to enhance collective accountability that will promote the well-being of the elderly. The meeting will deliberate on ethical practices that a community should be adopted to reduce the number of falls among the elderly. For instance, local children would be advised not to ride bicycles in and around areas used as accessibility paths by the elderly.

Secondly, the goals and objectives of the Flat Surface Program will be spread to a wide audience using social media platforms. Since modern communication is founded on instant messaging, social media platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – will be instrumental in communicating the importance of collective responsibility in providing care to the elderly (Ashley and Tracy 15). The care in discussion will be implemented by creating favorable walking paths that reduce instances of falls among elder accessing important amenities in the society to reduce instances of falls among elder accessing important amenities in the society.

Administrative Team (A-Team) Hierarchy

 

 

Financial Budget

Item Purpose Cost
Construction Material Building safe accessibility pathways for the elderly. $1000 per Kilometer
Maintenance Expenses For maintaining high quality standards of constructed pathways. $350 per Kilometer
Training Cost For arranging and scheduling meetings and trainings during program implementation. $1000
Administrative Expenses For ensuring the program is running and operational. $600 per Month

 

 

References

Ashley, Christy, and Tracy Tuten. “Creative strategies in social media marketing: An exploratory      study of branded social content and consumer engagement.” Psychology & Marketing32.1 (2015): 15-27.

Vieira, Edgar R., Richard C. Palmer, and Paulo HM Chaves. “Prevention of falls in older people    living in the community.” Bmj 353 (2016): i1419.