Free Fall Assessment Clinic Offered at West Chester Hospital on May 1: Sponsored by UC Health Trauma Services

Each year, millions of adults aged 65 and older fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. In fact, one out of three older adults (those aged 65 or older) falls each year, but less than half talk to their health care providers about it.

These startling statistics provide the framework for a free Fall Assessment and Prevention Clinic offered at West Chester Hospital on Friday, May 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is offered as part of an injury prevention education and awareness initiative supported by the UC Health Trauma Services group. The UC Health system includes two American College of Surgeons verified trauma centers: UC Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center and West Chester Hospital’s Level III Trauma Center.

Older adults and their family members are invited to take advantage of this free clinic, and will receive a free comprehensive fall-risk evaluation from UC Health medical professionals, including:

• Fall Risk Factor Checklist – Are You at Risk?
• Individualized Fall Prevention Plan
• Tips for Recovering from a Fall
• Balance Testing & Balance Exercises
• Helpful Strengthening Exercises
• Medications Linked to Falls (Attendees are invited to bring their medication list for evaluation)
• Tips for Fall Prevention in the Home
• Information about Community Resources
• Free UC Health Fall Prevention Guide

WHAT: FREE Fall Assessment & Prevention Clinic
WHEN: Friday, May 1 – 1 to 3 p.m.
WHERE: West Chester Hospital, Plaza Conference Room, Level A, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

To learn more about the free clinic, please call the UC Health Trauma Services Injury Prevention Program at (513) 584-5382. Registration is available online at UCHealth.com/wchevents.

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