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Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors

Health District Offering Fall-Risk Assessments for Seniors

The Southern Nevada Health District is partnering with several organizations to help seniors assess their risk of falling.

The events are part of Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Health district staff and partners will use guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess how likely people are to fall.

Those who are found to be at risk for falling will be given information on how to prevent a fall and will be encouraged to attend a seven-week course on preventing falls.

According to the Center for Health Data and Research, in Nevada in 2004, there were 132 deaths from falls, most happened in Clark County.

The report also showed that between 2003 and 2005, more than 10,000 people were admitted to Nevada hospitals as a result of a fall.

Falls are the leading cause of injury for people 65 years and older.

Here is the list of days, times and locations for free fall assessment:

Senior Scam Seminar Planned for Boulder City


The Nevada State Contractors Board is bringing its message of avoiding scams to Boulder City Monday.

The board is partnering with State Senator Joe Hardy, the Aging and Disability Services Division and the Senior Medicare Patrol Unit to put on workshops designed to help seniors know how to protect themselves.

The workshop is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street. All seniors are encouraged to attend.

Experts will show seniors how to avoid being scammed and what to do if they have been victimized.


Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Medicare Experts Offer Help for Seniors

Experts from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are in Southern Nevada on Friday to answer questions connected to the contract termination of doctor group Health Care Partners by insurer Health Plan of Nevada.

The healthcare plan will end in September. The experts will offer information on what the termination means for people who saw Health Care Partners doctors on an HPN plan. Experts from the center's regional office will be at the Henderson Senior Center, 300 S Racetrack Rd, from 9:30 am to noon, and at the Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona Street, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The sessions are free and open to the public.