Nymbl Science and SCL Health’s Lutheran Medical Center are thrilled to announce their partnership to bring Nymbl’s innovative digital balance system to the Lutheran community. Lutheran is launching a “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall” program, open to the general public at no charge, which brings together the most current best-practice guidelines for fall prevention, including the innovative Nymbl balance program. The partnership is focused on the network effect of seniors helping seniors and is a truly scalable population health initiative.
In this partnership, SCL will introduce the Nymbl Balance System to their “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall” classes as a free benefit aimed at reducing falls in their community. Participants will not only be trained to use the Nymbl Software themselves, they will be encouraged to involve their friends in the program who might be at falls risk. In this way it is expected that the program reaches a significantly greater percent of the population that is at risk for falling.
The program launches in February.
“I want to applaud SCL Health and Lutheran Medical Center for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to their community by bringing cutting-edge innovation to all older adults. We are excited to partner with a Colorado health system that shares our belief that every older adult deserves the very best care,”
Edward Likovich, COO, Nymbl Science
“Lutheran Medical Center’s partnership with Nymbl Science provides a critical element within our community fall prevention strategy. Together we will promote a community conversation about falls, what is required to prevent them, and the tools needed to stay healthy, strong and flexible.”
Chuck Ault, Regional Director Community Health Improvement, SCL Health
About Nymbl: The mission of Nymbl Science is to prevent one million falls amongst older adults. The Nymbl Balance System combines medical science with mobile technology to assess balance and provide fun, effective interventions that have been validated to significantly improve balance rapidly and cost effectively. Nymbl is based in Colorado and was the winner of the Colorado Prime Health Challenge in 2017.
About Lutheran Medical Center: Lutheran Medical Center is owned by SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Innovation is part of the culture at Lutheran Medical Center. The staff is encouraged and supported in thinking differently when it comes to caring for our patients. The commitment to innovation has resulted in implementation of ground-breaking ideas to help transform the future of healthcare. As a community-based acute-care hospital, Lutheran’s premier services include healthcare across the spectrum of life – from birth to senior care. Lutheran has been recognized nationally for clinical excellence, patient safety and patient experience.