With harsh winter weather conditions creating icy sidewalks and parking lots, not all senior citizens will escape dangerous slips and falls. According to the CDC, among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. About half (53%) of the older adults who are discharged for fall-related hip fractures will experience another fall with in six months.
CommuniCare Health Services uses top-of-the-line equipment to help victims of winter slips and falls get home quicker. The grand opening of Baldwin Health Center’s Advance 360 Progressive Rehabilitation Center was held on Thursday, January 16, from 4:00–7:30 p.m., at Baldwin Health Center, 1717 Skyline Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. The Advance 360 center offers patients outstanding therapy with the help of state-of-the-art rehab technology, including:
- Korebalance System – a computerized balance and exercise system offering the latest in virtual and interactive technology providing a high-tech way for balance assessment and training.
- OmniVR – the world’s first virtual rehabilitation system designed specifically for the needs of geriatric patients and more medically complex conditions.
- Omnicycle Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System – supports expanded therapy services for neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation.
- AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills – developed at NASA, AlterG’s technology offers precise body weight reduction and comfortable support, allowing seniors to exercise in a fall-safe, comfortable environment and recover from surgery, rehabilitate after an injury, or maintain exercise, while eliminating pain and protecting healing tissue.
Rich Valentic, Executive Director of Baldwin Health Center, says, “Hopefully, accidents or setbacks do not occur, but when they do, our state-of-the-art facility, world-class care and people make a difference.”
One of the largest facilities within the CommuniCare Family of Companies, Advance 360, a progressive rehabilitation center, includes a dedicated advanced therapy gym and fitness center. The department is open seven days a week, offering comprehensive rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
For more information about Advance 360, call 330.807.6281 or visit communicarehealth.com.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, CommuniCare Family of Companies is a privately held, multi-faceted health care management company. Centers are independently owned and operated as a part of the CommuniCare Family of Companies. Currently, CommuniCare owns and manages numerous world-class nursing and rehabilitation centers, specialty care centers and assisted living communities throughout Ohio, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Maryland. For more information, visit communicarehealth.com.
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