Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Regions Hospital Trauma Outreach teams hosted a senior falls educational event, “Get a Grip on Falls and Trips,” on Thursday, May 18, from 10 a.m. – noon in the hospital conference center. According to the latest research, one in every three people, age 65+ living in Wisconsin, are at risk of falling this year. Many of these falls may cause serious injury such as head trauma or fracture; and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death. Knowing the risks for falling and following prevention guidelines can help you and those you care about avoid a fall.
Seniors attending the event learned about falls prevention and reducing the risks. They received tips and helpful resources including: hearing and eye care resources; blood pressure screenings; nutrition consults; exercise and balance activities; home safety evaluation tools, foot care information, and much more.