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Saratoga Hospital to Offer Free Balance-Fall Risk Assessment

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October 25, 2017

Saratoga Hospital to Offer Free Balance-Fall Risk Assessment

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, October 25, 2017— Saratoga Hospital Regional Therapy Center is offering a free balance-fall risk assessment, “Don’t Fall, Stand Tall,” designed to gauge risk for falls in the home or out in the community. The free assessments will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Regional Therapy Center at 225 Washington Street in Saratoga Springs from 9 am to 12 noon. The assessment is ideal for adults over 60, however, others may benefit including neurologic or orthopedic patients.

Each assessment will utilize a series of tests performed by licensed physical and occupational therapists to help determine risk. Based on test results, tips and recommendations to minimize the risk of falling will be offered to each participant, which may include exercise programs, simple home modifications, or referral for additional screenings or assessment by a primary care provider. Each screening will take approximately 30 minutes. Comfortable clothes and sneakers are recommended.

The assessment is free, but registration is required. To register, call 518.580.2450 or visit saratogahopsital.org/services/classes.

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About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Peter M. Hopper
Director, Marketing and Communications
518-583-8679
phopper@saratogahospital.org

 
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