LECOM Health Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County

Fall Prevention Seminar Weds. Sept 23rd, 2015 from 11-1pm

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ERIE, PA –Falls are the main reason people over 65 go to the hospital. In 2013, 25,500 elderly died from preventable falls in the United States. The Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County hopes to reduce the number of falls locally  by holding a free & open to the public Fall Prevention Seminar on Wednesday September 23rd (The first Day of Fall) from 11-1pm at its offices at 2253 West Grandview Blvd.

Our professional team of nurses and therapists will help identify fall risks with Fall Risk Assessments, including balance and gait testing and blood pressure screenings. Our team will be able to answer questions on fall prevention and will provide education on medication management, gait and balance, home modifications, Lifeline Services, hydration and community resources.

“If someone you care about might be at risk for falling, you should definitely make plans to attend.” Said Dan Desrochers, Director of Development at the Erie VNA “Prevention save lives. From proper hydration with a VNA water bottle to seeing better at night with a VNA night light, simple ideas can save lives.”

Since 1906, the mission of VNA of Erie County is to provide quality, cost effective

home health care and hospice services to residents of Erie County,

Regardless of the ability to pay.