Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital to Host “Take a Seat and Check Your Feet”
Free Screenings for Diabetics and Others at Risk for Amputation
During Limb Loss Awareness Month
WHAT: Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital (BRH), a world-class rehabilitative care
provider, will host “Take a Seat and Check Your Feet,” a free screening program offered in conjunction with the Amputee Coalition to help individuals at risk prevent limb loss. Each year, over 185,000 amputations occur; of these, it’s estimated that 60% could be prevented with early intervention. Medical professionals from BRH will be on hand to assess the health status of participants’ feet, looking for the warning signs of possible infection which, left untreated, could result in limb loss.
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. For more information about this event, please call 781-348-2500, or visit www.braintreerehabhospital.com.
WHEN: Wednesday April 25, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Individuals with Peripheral Artery Disease
Individuals with Wound Healing Difficulty
Other risk factors include conditions that limit blood flow to feet, smoking, and being over 45
COST: FREE with no appointment necessary
WHERE: Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital
250 Pond Street
About Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital
Since 1975, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital has gained recognition as a world-class rehabilitative care provider dedicated to helping patients maximize functionality, mobility, and independence following illness or injury. Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is a licensed 168-bed acute facility, which includes a 21-bed satellite hospital at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts, and multiple outpatient clinics. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and also has been awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification in its Stroke Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury Programs. Five Star Quality Care, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of Braintree Rehabilitation Hospitals and its Massachusetts-based sister rehabilitation hospital network, including New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, satellite units in Danvers and Lowell, and an array of outpatient rehabilitation centers.
–Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital