Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program

OverviewFacts on FallsMarketing SupportModels and Ordering Information

Overview

Help patients thrive and attract older adult community members... with Fall Risk Screening & balance Exercise

Reduce Falls and Improve Balance
Falls are one of the greatest causes of serious health problems among older adults. Biodex has established a Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning protocol that allows residents to enter a program with data-driven goals. The easy to understand feedback keeps people motivated to improve their results. The program and associated technology, will not only help reduce a patient’s risk of falling, but can be used to rehabilitate total hip and knee replacement, as well as a wide array of orthopedic and neurological conditions and generally improve overall mobility.

The Program
The Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program is based on well-established science and uses technology to create an objective and efficient program. Modifying the factors that lead to falls will increase mobility and confidence, both critical to maintaining personal independence.

The program is a simple combination of risk-factor screening including analytical balance testing in conjunction with universally accepted normative data and medical protocols. If a patient is found to be at risk of falling, there is an array of interventions and exercises that can help restore balance and reduce the risk. Intervention is supported by patient education and exercise plans.

Balance Assessment
The Balance System SD can identify a potential problem in just two minutes. The Biodex Fall Risk protocol of balance exercise will improve an individual’s ability to remain upright under challenging conditions.

Lower Body Strength
Strength is a critical contributor for a rapid response to a balance disturbance. Testing will identify weakness and, if necessary, exercise will significantly improve lower body strength.

Gait and Endurance
Independence is directly related to walking speed. Older adults typically display a slower walking speed, with shorter steps, varied in length. These are all factors related to falls. Senior safe exercise equipment, such as the Biodex BioStep, can help strengthen and build endurance of muscles; specifically those associated with ambulation.

 

Objective Documentation
Objective reporting is a marked distinction with
the Biodex Balance System SD – necessary in
this changing environment – allowing you to
justify need, demonstrate progress and
accurately report outcome.

 




Facts on Falls

Both the incidence of falls and the severity of fall-related complications rise steadily after age 60. In the United States alone, one in three people age 65+ fall each year. The most common cause of falls includes weak muscles, unstable balance, dizziness, vision problems, side effects from medications and environmental hazards. Studies show that balance training, gait, strength and flexibility training not only help improve mobility and confidence, but help reduce the risk of falling.

Real-time FeedbackReal-time feedback keeps patients motivated
to improve during exercise training.

Marketing Support

Marketing Support for Fall Screening and Conditioning ProgramBiodex is committed to helping drive referrals to your facility by providing clinical and business support. When you invest in the Biodex Balance System SD, you gain access to a series of marketing materials and sample communications to assist you with physician and patient education as well as community outreach to increase awareness and build your Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program.

Protocol for Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning

Easy to follow and use with:

  • Reproducible patient self-assessment forms
  • Objective evaluation and assessment forms
  • Patient Exercise Plan
  • Patient Educational Materials
  • Supporting References


Community Outreach

Designed to educate older persons and family members on the benefits of screening for potential risk of falling. Adhere your own facility label and place brochures in referring physician offices in the community.

Patient Recruitment Material

Generate awareness within your facility or community. These colorful posters regale the benefits of fall screening to patients and family members.


Physician Education Materials

Materials include customizable flyer and sample letters to referring physicians.


Models and Ordering Information

To order, call 1-800-224-6339

950-440 Balance System SD,
12.1" Dispay 115 VAC
 

Includes Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program, printer, printer stand and CTSIB Indexed Pad.

Optional:

950-306 Step Stool, Balance System SD  

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Conditions of Purchase

 

1-800-224-6339
Int'l 631-924-9000


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