PENDLETON — Falls are a leading cause of injuries for adults 65 and older. However, there are steps that can be taken to prevent serious harm.
To help assess a person’s risk of falling and to share preventive educational information, Prestige Care’s McKay Creek Estates is offering evaluations. The free assessments are available by appointment now through Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1601 Southgate Place, Pendleton.
The free evaluation includes a series of questions and will assess strength, flexibility and balance, which tend to decrease as people age. Participants will receive information about best practices for staying safe at home and avoiding falls.
Prestige Care offers a variety of programs and resources to help older adults enjoy active and healthy lifestyles. For more information or to schedule a fall-reduction evaluation, call 541-704-7146.