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By Margarita Reyes, MD
January 06, 2018
Each year, thousands of Americans over the age of 65 fall with serious injury.
For numerous reasons, as one gets older, there is higher risk for falling and suffering a serious injury. Falls lead to hospitalizations, loss of functional independence, nursing home admissions and death. You are at high risk for falling if you have had two falls in the past year, if you have had one fall and a walking or balance problem, or if you have ever presented to the emergency department or the hospital because of a fall.
Here are some fall prevention guidelines:
Margarita Reyes, MD, is a member of the medical staff of the Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group Inc, and its Geriatric Medicine Program which is located at 85 Beleden Gardens Drive in Bristol. Dr. Reyes is accepting new patients and can be reached at 860.845.5901. For more information, please visit www.bristolhospital.org
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Margarita Reyes, MD
Margarita Reyes, MD, is a member of the Bristol Health Medical Group and she is medical director of the Center for Geriatric and Palliative Care, which is located at 85 Beleden Gardens Drive, Bristol. Dr. Reyes also is medical director of the Bristol Health hospice program. For more information on the Palliative Care team, please call 860-845-5901.