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CarePartners Balance for Life Program

photoPromoting Community Awareness of Fall Prevention

Fall prevention through balance training can significantly improve quality of life. Being able to perform everyday activities without dizziness or fear of falling allows patients to return to the activities they love and to retain their independence.

What You Can Expect

Balance for Life uses proven balance training techniques and specialized equipment to help you become more independent and better able to focus while moving, so you can feel less anxious about falling and decrease your risk of injury.

We begin with a comprehensive examination and balance assessment at a CarePartners facility or in your own home. Our clinical experts will help you set realistic goals and will create a personalized exercise plan for you. We also take care to teach you about your balance issues and your care plan.

Balance for Life services may include:

  • Safety training for caregivers
  • Balance training
  • Home exercise programs
  • Medication review
  • Gait training
  • Training with adaptive equipment
  • Home safety education and recommendations
  • Visual compensation
  • Strengthening
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Links to community resources
  • Specialized physical therapy that treats dizziness and vertigo issues such as:
  • Vestibular hypofunction
  • Vestibulo-ocular hypofunction
  • BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Oscillolpsia
  • Nystagmus
  • Gaze instability due to Meniere's Disease
  • Migraine-related dizziness
  • Motion sickness
  • Post concussive dizziness

A Different Approach to Balance Issues

  • CarePartners is proud to have WNC's most experienced balance experts. Our registered nurses and physical therapists have an average more than 15 years of experience in assessing fall risk factors and treating balance disorders.
  • We employ nine therapists who specialize in the treatment of vertigo and dizziness issues.
  • We're able to assess and treat you in the comfort of your home, or at any of our convenient locations.
  • We offer skilled therapy and nursing services which include: exercise programs, medication review, safety evaluations, training on adaptive equipment, links to community resources, and referrals to specialists.

To learn more information about our Balance for Life program, please call us at (828) 277-4800.

You may also be interested in the WNC Falls Prevention Coalition, BPPV, and Vestibular Neuritis.

 

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