Fall Prevention Class: A Cure for a Common Hazard

Fall Prevention Class: A Cure for a Common Hazard

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.

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