Oct. 3, 2017 — A senior citizen is treated in a hospital emergency
department for a fall every 11 seconds, according to the National Council
on Aging (NCOA). Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most
common cause of non-fatal trauma hospital admissions among older adults,
according the NCOA.
To help avoid this common hazard, Marshall Medical Center’s annual
Fall Prevention Day is Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Ramona Gilmore Senior Center
in El Dorado Hills, located at 990 Lassen Lane, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Admission is free. The event will include useful presentations from Marshall
physicians and others. Event coordinator J.C. Laverty, RN, MSN, will join
other health professionals in offering the following services:
- Assistive device review
- Balance and strength information
- Blood pressure screening
- Fitness screening
- Footwear assessment
- Hearing screening
- Home Safety Review
- Pharmacist review of medications (prescription and over the counter)
- Vision screening
For more information, please call Marshall’s Community Education
department at 530-626-2990.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has over 200 physicians and over 1,500 employees providing
quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.