Falls Risk Assessment Screenings Held at Dorchester General Hospital

SHS Falls screening UMES students 0909 (400 x 280)Shore Health System recently partnered with Pleasant Day Adult Day Care, the Dorchester County Health Department and Choptank Community Health Services to offer free fall risk assessment screenings. Shore Health System physical therapists along with physical therapy students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore offered several quick functional performance tests to assess an individual’s balance and risk for falling.

In addition to a fall prevention checklist, participants received a report explaining the tests and the results for discussion with their primary care physicians.

For more information about fall risk assessment available through Shore Health System, call 410-228-5511, extension 2111. Visit www.shorehealth.org/services/rehabilitation/index.shtml to learn about Shore Health System’s comprehensive rehabilitation program.