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Case Studies

 

New Jersey Body in BalanceNew Jersey clinic enhances patient rehab using music-assisted gait training
In 2013, physical therapist Eleanor “Ellie” Hagan and her husband Dan founded Body In Balance in  Linwood, NJ – one small room for treatment, and another for exercise. As a sole practitioner at the time, she selected the Biodex Mobility package – Balance System, Gait Trainer, Unweighing System and BioStep Semi-Recumbent Elliptical – to help her to efficiently rehab a wide range of patients.

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Life Care Center of Waynesville, MOLife Care Center of Waynesville, MO uses the Biodex Balance System SD to achieve successful outcomes for senior rehab patients
Life Care Centers of America brings more than 40 years of experience to meet the needs of residents and patients across the country. Through the years, Life Care has added Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living facilities, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and on-site physicians. Life Care was the first long-term care company to be fully and voluntarily accredited by The Joint Commission, and maintains that accreditation today.

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New Perspective Senior LivingNew Perspective Senior Living Develops “Vivid Living,” an Innovative Biodex Mobility-Recovery Program That Helps Seniors Walk Again
Seniors troubled by failing strength and memory get a “second chance” via Biodex
New Perspective Senior Living has developed and operates 12 senior care facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois – all offering memory care and short-term-stay services, while several also offer assisted and independent living. Five of those centers are equipped with the latest Biodex mobility-rehabilitation systems to improve the lives of residents recovering from stroke, hip and knee replacements, or fighting the effects of progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

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UHS Pruitt

How Biodex programs give UHS Pruitt the “clinical advantage”
UHS Pruitt is a progressive chain of SNFs located in Georgia and North and South Carolina. Pruitt Corporation currently manages directly and through affiliates, 56 nursing homes, four personal care centers, a management company, three pharmacies, a hospice with eight offices and a separate inpatient unit, a care management company, and four certified home health agencies.

Pruitt began to expand their rehabilitation programs in 2007 when they started using the Biodex Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program. Twenty-seven (27) of their facilities incorporated the Biodex
Balance System into their testing / treatment routines, and that number continues to grow today.

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Glenwood Care FaciltyClearwater's Regency Oaks uses Biodex Balance & Mobility Programs to enhance the quality of life of SNF and ILF residents.
Continuing care retirement communities are acknowledged as the ideal long-term locale for many seniors, allowing a continuum of care from full independence to advanced skilled care, as needed.

Taking a “balanced” approach to reducing fall risk over that continuum, Regency Oaks in Clearwater, Florida is providing state-of-the-art balance exercise and rehab to all its residents, with two Biodex Balance Systems – one in its Sylvan Health Center SNF, and one in its Independent Living Wellness Center.

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Glenwood Care FaciltyGlenwood Care Center Features Biodex Balance Technology in Successful Fall Risk Screening Program.
Glenwood Care Facility located in Oxnard, CA started as a private facility in 1969.  It was part of Beverly Health Care for a time and in 2003 it was acquired by the Ensign Group.  It is a skilled nursing facility that provides short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term care.  The goal at Glenwood is to provide patients with premier care and get them back home.  The numbers exemplify Glenwood’s success; 97% of those admitted to Glenwood either go home or to a lower level of care.

Glenwood’s attention to care has not gone unnoticed.  The facility will be included on the upcoming US News and World Report Honor Roll of top skilled nursing facilities in the US.  In addition, the facility has reached the highest levels on the ratings guidelines by Medicare.

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The Suffield HouseThe Suffield House uses both the Biodex Balance System & BioStep™ to enhance rehabilitation of diverse acute-care and assisted living residents, and to increase medicare referrals.
The Suffield House is a 128 bed Skilled Nursing Facility located in Suffield CT, surrounded by country roads and acres of farmland.  It was built in 1991 by its owner, Harold J. Moffie with a vision of providing the highest quality of nursing care for the elderly and for those in need of rehabilitation services.  The family owned and operated facility offers long term skilled nursing care, short term rehabilitation, respite care, palliative care and assisted living.

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The Gardens CourtThe Gardens Court uses the Biodex Balance System SD as part of a cohesive rehabilitation program to help an accident patient walk again.
Integrating the Biodex Balance System into their rehabilitation programs.

The Gardens Court is a 120 bed facility located on the east coast of Florida, part of the Life Care Centers of America. Besides The Gardens Court, Life Care operates more than 200 skilled nursing, assisted living, retirement, home care and Alzheimer's centers in 28 states - from Boston, Massachusetts to Hilo, Hawaii. The Gardens Court has the Biodex Balance SD, as do sister facilities Darcy Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation in West Palm Beach and Lakeside Health Center also in West Palm Beach.

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South Port SquareResident in their 80’s and 90’s use the Biodex Balance System as part of their daily training programs to decrease fall risk and gain independence.
Building confidence and self-esteem in seniors while improving strength and balance.

South Port Square in Port Charlotte (FL) is an SHP Senior Living Services facility. They have four large senior living facilities in Florida; South Port Square is the first to get a Balance System.

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New BeginningsHigh Tech Rehab Equipment from Biodex and determination pays off for TBI and Stroke Survivors at New Beginnings Community Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation
When you walk into New Beginnings Community Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Medford, NY, the welcoming feeling and positive energy permeate the building. Allyson Scerri, Founder & President, and Kate DiMeglio, Vice President, opened the state-of-the-art outpatient facility in April 2011, as a result of a common bond.

 

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SagewoodSagewood Integrates Biodex Balance System SD into Award-Winning Fitness Center… Keeping Seniors Young & Fall Resistant.
Sagewood and its associated Acacia Health Center constitute Life Care Services LLC’s continuing-care living community in north Phoenix, developed to meet the wide range needs of today’s active seniors. One of Sagewood’s highlights is its HealthyLife Services program, which includes classes, seminars and clinics on fitness, nutrition, active living and well being. Acacia offers skilled nursing care for Sagewood residents who might need short-term inpatient rehabilitation following, for example, total knee replacement. And if they eventually require long-term care, Acacia offers needed services.

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Five Star Qulaity CareFive Star Uses Balance System to Treat - and Attract - Broad Range of Neuro, Orthopedic & Fall-Prone Patients
Five Star Quality Care, Inc. is the third largest continuing care residential community (CCRC) company in the U.S. It owns assisted living, independent living and healthcare facilities throughout the country. Its Five Star Rehabilitation & Wellness division operates out of 72 CCRC sites in which it provides therapy services. It also provides outpatient therapy at almost 30 locations, primarily to seniors, although its North Dartmouth (MA) facility sees a demographically varied population. Susan Sherman is area rehabilitation manager for Five Star Rehabilitation & Wellness, a division of Five Star Quality Care. She oversees its Massachusetts clinics, and is based in its North Dartmouth clinic. Laura Cronin is clinical rehab manager for all of Five Star Rehab & Wellness. She holds a masters degree in occupational therapy. Heather Robinson is a physical therapist specializing in rehabilitation of neurologically impaired patients. She has worked at the North Dartmouth facility since 1999.

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Beth Abraham Health ServicesBiodex Balance System SD Inspires Patient Confidence
For more than 90 years, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services (BAFHS), a not-for-profit organization, has been working to improve quality of life for New Yorkers in need – from all backgrounds and all walks of life – and currently ranks among the nation’s leading resources for long-term residential and community-based healthcare. Founded as a home-like alternative to institutional living, Beth Abraham has evolved into a leader in serving the elderly, chronically ill and disabled. Today, Beth Abraham ranks among the largest longterm care providers in New York State, serving all of New York City as well as Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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Body In Balance “Body In Balance” Clinic Blends Biodex Mobility Package with Stride-Stretching Techniques to Enhance Gait and Balance for Patients with Parkinson’s disease
Body in Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, Linwood, NJ specializes in meeting the rehabilitation needs of area seniors. Physical therapist Eleanor (“Ellie”) Hagan founded the center in 2012 following more than a decade as a therapist and manager in outpatient and home PT services. Body in Balance serves patients of all ages with a broad range of neurologic and orthopedic conditions, although approximately 80% are geriatric.

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Body In BalanceWhen the Neuropathy of Aging Diminishes Balance, “Body In Balance” Clinic Uses Biodex Unweighing System To Restore It
America faces the growing challenge of the severely aged who become increasingly immobile but nevertheless mentally high-functioning. For many, Ms. Hagan explains, they aspire just to maintain or regain the dignity of being able walk to the toilet, to be able to transfer into and sit in a shower – to be able to get into their own bed, and spend their final years at home, and not in a nursing home.

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Odom Health & Wellness Clinic

Meeting the Challenges of Diverse Seniors – Many with Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease
The Lighthouse of Waconia, MN is one of the region’s premier senior living communities. It offers independent living, assisted living apartments, short-term stay and a special activity-based memory care facility. The physical therapy needs of Lighthouse residents are served by one of the state’s best-equipped and staffed physical therapy clinics, operated by the Odom Health & Wellness group founded by Minneapolis sports medicine physician John H. Odom, MD.

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Odom Health & Wellness ClinicUsing Biodex Mobility Systems in Patients with Dementia: Experience at the Lighthouse at Waconia
Clinical studies at facilities around the world are accumulating a growing body of evidence supporting the intuitive beliefs of many physical therapists that a structured exercise and balance development program offers a variety of important benefits to individuals with mild and moderate Alzheimer's disease.

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St. Catherine'sSt. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospitals sites Biodex Devices among their most helpful tools
All across the world, hospitals and clinics, big and small, touch the lives of patients receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy in wonderful ways every minute of every day. Few, however, have such a wide reaching positive impact as the brace of St. Catherine's Rehabilitation go far beyond the traditional rehabilitation agenda, reaching out to thousands of patients yearly by offering cutting edge treatment and equipment, providing a tremendous student training program, and offering a credentialed post-graduate residency training for physical therapists in geriatrics (the first of its kind accredited by the APTA).

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Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Case StudyBalance and Vestibular Center relies on the Biodex Balance System SD to retrain the Vestibular System.
Gothenburg Memorial serves a small-town community of roughly 4,000 people, providing 28 acute/skilled-care beds, therapy service, and outpatient services. Daup, who holds a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is part of a small rehabilitation department which consists of two physical therapists, one PTA and a technician. "We're a small, tight-knit group,” said Daup, who has been on staff since 2007, “but we really work well as a team and take pride in being an important part of our local community.”

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