Scripps Memorial Hospital and the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force Present:
Please join us for our FREE Fall Prevention Workshop
Saturday, October 13th
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla – Schaetzel Center Great Hall
9890 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Key Note Presentation from Dr. Shawn Evans, Scripps emergency physician and engaging presentations from fall prevention experts
Free Balance Screens and fall risk assessments from trained physical therapists – First Come First Served
Resources for you and your family
Space is limited so please reserve your spot today!
RSVP to InjuryPreventionLJ@scrippshealth.org or call Paige at 858-626-6160
Why is this important?
Older adult falls: A growing danger
The concern: According to the CDC, and older adult falls every second of every day. That is 29 million older adult falls every year. 24% of those falls (7 million) required medical treatment or restricted activity for at least a day. Theses falls threaten the health and independence of older adults and result in high medical costs across the U.S. healthcare system.
More than 1 out of 4 Americans 65 and older fall each year, resulting in over 3 million emergency department visits annually. According to the CDC, The medical costs due to senior falls is estimated to be over $50 billion per year in the United States.
1 in 4 older adults reported a fall, yet according to a recent Medicare study, indicated that less than half of the Medicare beneficiaries who fell in the previous year talked to their healthcare providers about it.
The great news is that the vast majority of falls can be prevented!
Five things that you can do to prevent falls:
This event is free, but spots are limited. To RSVP, call 858-683-6528 or visit www.scripps.org/80884f