National Health Care Associates Centers Celebrates Seventh Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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National Health Care Associates Centers and the Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation share tips to stay safe.

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Leaves are supposed to fall. People aren't.

National Health Care Associates Centers and their Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Bangor, ME recently learned several safety practices at Seventh Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. They would like to share a few tips to help patients.

In order to prevent falls, people should maintain regular physical activity for improved balance and coordination. There are several easy exercises one can do, including shifting weight from foot to foot or sitting down and standing up without using one’s hands.

Patients should be sure to review their medications with a health care provider. Some medications can make people feel sleepy or dizzy, making them more susceptible to falls. Also, be sure to get an annual vision checkup; poor vision can increase the chances of falling.

Since Falls Prevention Awareness Day was first observed in 2008, participation in the event has grown from 11 states to 47 states plus the District of Columbia. The Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation is proud to be a part of the event.

The Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation offers a variety of medical services, offering quality care and a positive environment for both patients and families. For more information about the center, visit their website at http://eastsidecenterrehab.com/.

About the company:
The Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation is a skilled nursing center that provides high-quality healthcare to the Bangor, Maine area. They have a commitment to the highest level of quality care, a focus on patient and family education and a passion for customer service. The goal of the center is to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the communities they serve. Eastside Center for Health & Rehabilitation strives to meet this goal by providing a comprehensive array of specialized services and programs, including clinical care, physical, occupational and speech therapies, in addition to social services and recreational therapies in a warm, healing environment. For more information, visit their website at http://eastsidecenterrehab.com/.

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