Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital – Fall Prevention Booth

September 19, 2017

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital will staff a booth in its main south-entrance lobby this Friday, September 22, 2017 between noon and 3 p.m. to inform the public about the risk of falls as part of Fall Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging and Spectrum Health.

 

Non-slip socks will be given free of charge, snacks will be served, and a free blood pressure screening will be available, along with information and discussion about how to prevent falls in the home.

 

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years and older. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. If you are an older adult, you have the power to reduce your risk of falling. If you have an aging parent or grandparent, help them stay healthy and independent by helping to reduce their risk. Most falls can be prevented. Stop by our booth and let us talk to you about how to stay safe.

 

  • Free fall-risk evaluations
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Fall prevention tips from experts
  • Information on balance classes
  • Free non-slip socks, while supplies last

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 788,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,700 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

Contact:
Patricia Ezdebski
Marketing and Public Relations
Office: 231.845.2350
Mobile: 231.301.4864
Email: patricia.ezdebski@spectrumhealth.org