Riley County EMS Station 2 Sees Uptick in Calls Thanks to Community Care Services

By Ryan Duey

Riley County EMS Station 2 reported 154 calls in April, surpassing the 131 calls to Station 1, a rare occurrence, according to EMS Director David Adams. He attributed the increase to a few patients who depend on Station 2 for daily activities. The county’s community care team is helping these patients with most of their needs.

The community care team, part of the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, includes first responders and social service workers from Riley and nearby counties. They assist patients with important non-emergency tasks, such as checking blood glucose levels for diabetics and rearranging furniture to prevent falls in elderly individuals.

Adams acknowledged that the community care team supports people who might otherwise fall through the cracks of the healthcare system, as they often do not require emergency services.

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