Fall Prevention Awareness

KCHD SPECIAL NOTICE

 

 

Date:  Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Time:  6pm

Place: Cobblestone Inn and Suites- Meeting Room

501 E. Lowell Ave. Eads, CO

 

Kiowa County Hospital District will be hosting an educational demonstration for Fall Prevention Awareness.

Please join us in a discussion with your community’s Health Professionals on this subject.

KCHD

 

The Mission Statement of Kiowa County Hospital District is to create a healthy community through access to quality, friendly, state-of-the-art health care and health education.

 Kiowa County Hospital District is a State Licensed 25-bed Critical Access Hospital. We provide the following care and services:

  • Eads Medical Clinic
  • 24-hour Emergency Department
  • Ambulance Service offering ground and air services
  • Swingbed services for rehabilitation
  • Acute In-Patient services
  • Extended Care Unit (long term care)
  • On-site Lab
  • On-site Radiology
  • Out-Patient and In-Patient Physical Therapy

We also offer the following Specialty Clinics:

  • Dr. Barry Smith, Cardiologist scheduled monthly
  • Dr. George Gustafson, Cardiologist every 3rd Monday afternoon
  • Dr. Sean Oquist, Chiropractor scheduled every Wednesday
  • Dr. James Yakel, Podiatrist scheduled every other month
  • Sleep studies
  • Ultrasound services
 Please click the Calendar Tab to see when our Specialty Providers are scheduled to be here.  
 If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment,
please call the Admissions Desk at (719) 438-5401
                                                              (719) 438-5697 fax

 

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

 September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month’s activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial and mental wellness.

 

No matter what your age, you can stay at your personal best with these tips:

1. Get moving

Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain.

2. Stay social

Take a class, volunteer, play games, see old friends, and make new ones.

3. Bulk up

Eat beans and other high-fiber foods for digestive and heart health.

4. Add some spice

Add herbs and spices to your meals if medications dull your taste buds.

5. Stay balanced  

Practice yoga or tai chi to improve agility and prevent falls.

6. Take a hike

Brisk daily walks this September can bolster both your heart and lungs.

7. Sleep well

Talk to a sleep specialist if you don’t sleep soundly through the night.

8. Beat the blues

If you’ve been down for a while, see a doctor. Depression can be treated.

9. Don’t forget

To aid your memory, make lists, follow routines, slow down, and organize. 

 

Tips for Reinventing Yourself during September:

 

  • Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Picture yourself at that age and be it. Some people may say this is denial, but we say its positive thinking and goes a long way toward feeling better about yourself. (Tip: Don’t keep looking in the mirror, just FEEL IT!)

     

  •  Be positive in your conversations and your actions every day. When you catch yourself complaining, check yourself right there and change the conversation to something positive. (Tip: Stop watching the police reports on the local news).

     

  • Have negative friends who complain all of the time and constantly talk about how awful everything is? Drop them. As cruel as that may sound, distance yourself from people who do not have a positive outlook on life. They will only depress you and stop you from moving forward. Surround yourself with energetic, happy, positive people of all ages and you will be happier too. (Tip: Smile often. It’s conta-gious and wards off naysayers.)

     

  • Walk like a vibrant, healthy person. Come on. You can probably do it. Analyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, perhaps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a conscious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear comfortable shoes.)

     

  • Stand up straight! You can knock off the appearance of a few extra years with this trick your mother kept trying to tell you. Look at yourself in the mirror. Are you holding your stomach in, have your shoulders back, chin up? Check out how much better your neck looks! Fix your stance and practice it every day, all day until it is natural. You will look great and feel better. (Tip: Your waistline will look trimmer if you follow this advice.)

     

  • How’s your smile? Research shows people who smile more often are happier. Your teeth are just as important to your good health as the rest of your body. Not only is it the first thing people notice, but good oral health is a gateway to your overall well-being. (Tip: Go to the dentist regularly and look into teeth whitening. Nothing says old more than yellowing teeth!)

     

  • Lonely? Stop brooding and complaining about having no friends or family. Do something about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, landline, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the follow-ing: Volunteer your time, Take a class, and Invite someone to meet for lunch, brunch, dinner, or coffee. (Tip: Volunteer at the local public school to stay in touch with younger people and to keep current on trends, take a computer class or a tutorial session at your cell phone store to keep up with technology, choose a new person every week for your dining out.)

     

  • Start walking not only for your health but to see the neighbors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a conversation starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local animal shelter and volunteer. You will be thrilled by the puppy love!)

     

  • Make this month the time to set up your annual physical and other health screenings. Go to the appointments and then, hopefully, you can stop worrying about ailments for a while.

     

  • Find your inner artist. Who says taking music lessons is for young school children? You may have an artist lurking inside you just waiting to be tapped. Have you always wanted to play the piano, violin, or tuba? Have you ever wondered if you could paint a portrait or scenic in oil? What about working in wood? (Tip: Sign up now for fall art or music classes and discover your inner artist!)

 

 Tips for the Soul are these:

  1. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
  2. Give yourself a small treat every day (preferably not a pint of ice cream).
  3. Connect with a friend or family member each day, life is precious so take time to share with those who are precious to you.
  4. Do things that you enjoy.
  5. Cut people from your life who drain you with their negativity.
  6. Do something you have never done before, it’s fun and gives you something new to talk about.
  7. Work hard at your passion.
  8. Help others whenever you can.
  9. Don’t hold grudges.
  10. Smile more.

 

Resources: www.webmd.com; www.healthandtheaging.org; www.healthyaging.net

 

Eads Clinic New Hours Of Care

 

The Eads Clinic is changing office hours

Open through Lunch

 

MONDAY—FRIDAY

7:30AM—6:00PM

 

SATURDAYS

10AM—2PM

 

Medical Providers—

Dr David Lenderts, MD

Dr Megan Silva, MD

Dr Jeffrey Waggoner, MD

Dawn Back, PAC

 

 

 

 

HIPAA

Kiowa County Hospital District has updated our HIPAA Privacy Policy. Please click on the tab Privacy Policy on the bottom of this page to read the updated policy. This policy describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

9/1/2014