The natural aging process produces changes in our bodies as we grow older, but these changes do not necessarily result in a loss of balance control or mobility. Just about everything you do in your daily life, whether for work or leisure requires balance control. As senior’s age they can have an increased risk for falls, balance/stability concerns, shorten your attention span, disrupt normal sleep patterns, and/or cause excessive fatigue.
Residents at Woodstone Senior Living of Hutchinson are determined to become back in control of their balance, stability and strength by attending the newly developed Stability & Balance Exercise Program. This daily program was designed with precise exercises by local Physical Therapists to provide a combination of chair and balance exercise that will challenge residents to become more mobile. Each day more and more resident are attending the program. No program would be successful without the help of our team. During our daily program staff from care providers to our Nurses are there to encourage, assist and promote a fun atmosphere so that each resident can manage and reach their goals in becoming in control of their physical health.
Did you know there is a distinctive difference between balance and stability, especially in terms of body movements? Balance refers to the ability to maintain the control of the body in a still position whereas stability refers to the ability to maintain the control of the body while in motion. We want to keep our residents upright, moving and engaged in activities of daily living to promote balance and stability in all areas of their health.