LITTLE FALLS, NY – One week every year, across the country, caregivers, health and aging professional, and older adults focus their efforts on one goal: preventing falls.

Falls are a leading cause of injury for people aged 65 and older, but falls are not an inevitable part of aging and there are proven ways to prevent them. Are you or a loved one afraid of falling? Do you find yourself or a loved one tripping on things or falling? Do you find yourself hanging onto your spouse or family member when you leave your home?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions or you know of someone who is a fall risk, contacts Little Falls Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department at 315-823-5360 and ask about a free fall risk assessment. 

About Little Falls Hospital 

Little Falls Hospital, an affiliate of Bassett Healthcare Network, is an inpatient 25-bed acute care hospital.  It is Herkimer County’s only provider of acute inpatient medical care, emergency care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation, and many other diagnostic and therapeutic services. The mission of Little Falls Hospital is to offer high quality care with compassion, to all who need our services.

About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes six corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. Bassett Medical Center, the foundation of the network, is a 180-bed acute care inpatient teaching hospital located in Cooperstown, NY. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit www.bassett.org. Follow Bassett on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/Bassett.Network and twitter.com/BassettNetwork.