June 5, 2012
Chris Mahnesmith, Director of Rehabilitation at Jasper County Hospital, recently presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association's national conference held in Indianapolis. The topic of the presentation was prevention of falls.
"I am one of the founding members of the Indiana Falls Prevention Coalition. Jasper County Hospital has programs in place to help prevent falls among inpatients and employees," Mahnesmith said. "When I was approached about giving a presentation about fall prevention at the national conference, I was happy to help," Mahnesmith added.
The Falls Prevention Coalition is a group of over 70 national organizations. Members are engaged in disseminating proven falls prevention programs, advocating for funding and educating older adults about how they can reduce their risk of falling.
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