Fall Prevention Program for Seniors

Fall Prevention Program for Seniors

A major health concern: Each year, one-third to one-half of the U.S. Population age 65 and older experience falls. Half of the elderly people who fall do so repeatedly. Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. Many falls lead to fractures and account for more than 300,000 hip fractures annually. Approximately one-half of older adults who are hospitalized for fall-related injuries are discharged to a nursing home.

Mid America Rehab and Perry County Memorial Hospital are the area leaders in fall risk and balance assessment. In a safe, controlled setting, Mid America Rehab's staff uses the latest technology to assess balance and mobility deficits of seniors and others who are referred to the program. With this information, the staff is able to determine and design a balance training program, customized to meet each individual's needs.

Please call 573/768-3349 for an appointment to get your screening scheduled.