Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
Fall Risk Program
HELPING REDUCE FALLS
Are you at risk?
Falls are a serious public health problem among older adults. In the United States, one of every three people 65 years and older falls each year. Of those who fall, 20-30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that reduce mobility and independence, and increase the risk of premature death. Some of these falls can be prevented. It is imperative that you or your loved one get tested before a fall occurs.
Fall Risk Screening Program
Parke Wellness Rehab Center has introduced an innovative, life-saving program for individuals. All you have to do is come in for a FREE, no obligation, Fall Risk Screening. In the event that you are found to be at risk of falling there are an array of interventions and exercises that can be offered to help you regain your balance and reduce the risk of falling. Our clinicians will recommend that you follow up with your physician and get an order for physical therapy.
Once you return to the clinic for evaluation, our clinicians will begin a more comprehensive Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program utilizing our new Biodex Balance System SD. The Biodex Balance System is safe and easy to use; just stand on the platform, follow the simple directions on the color screen and see the results in just a few moments.
What is the Biodex Balance System SD?
The Biodex Balance System, consists of a computerized platform and touch-screen control panel. It measures a patient’s ability to maintain balance. Results are compared to stored averages of other healthy individuals in your age and gender category. From these calculations a “risk factor” can be determined. This “risk factor” allows the clinician to assess your risk of falling, and suggest a plan of action.
For more information or to schedule a Free Fall Risk Screening, call: Parke Wellness Rehab Center, 719-346-0366.
Walk in’s are also welcome.
Park Wellness Rehab Center is a part of Kit Carson County Health Service District and the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital.