Why Be Concerned?
- 1 out of 3 Americans aged 65 or older fall each year.
- Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall or fall related injuries.
- Falls account for 40% of all nursing home admissions, 40% of those admitted do not return to independent living ; 25% die within a year.
- The average hospital cost for a fall injury is $35,000 !
Our Comprehensive Program
James E. DeWitt, DPM, FACFAS is a podiatrist who recognizes the seriousness of falls and has developed a Fall Prevention Program to help patients reduce and control the risk of falling.
This program consists of identifying people who may be at risk for falls and developing a treatment plan to reduce those risks. Since falls are most often caused by several factors, we evaluate medical, physical, and environmental issues that may cause you to lose your balance.
We have established a network of providers devoted to keeping seniors independent and reducing fall risk.
You're not alone! Our fall prevention coordinator will provide assistance in scheduling appointments and managing your care plan .
Schedule a Fall Risk Screen today by calling (616) 538-4442!
Frequently Asked Questions
related to the Fall Risk Screen and Treatment Plan.
One potential recommendation is the Newly Developed Balance Support . Check out more information related to what a balance support is and does by clicking here . Some recent clinical studies in 2018 has found that the Balance Support reduced postural sway by 50%! To read the study click here .
Protecting Independence, Promoting Quality of Life, Preventing Falls!