According to the National Safety Council, one out of every three adults over the age of 65 will fall each year. A fall can result in minor injuries like cuts and bruises, but it may also lead to more severe injuries like hip fractures and head trauma. A fall may also have a huge impact on overall longterm health. A hospital stay for an elderly patient following a fall can be nearly twice as long as an elderly patient admitted for another reason.
Blair Gorsuch, Director of Wellness at IPMR, will discuss some of the long term health impacts of a fall and he will share some great fall prevention tips. Seating is limited for this Lunch and Learn. Please RSVP to Amy Durbin today by calling (309) 685-6580.