Yates County Public Health is teaming up with Occupational Therapy students from Keuka College to talk about the dangers associated with falls and how we can avoid them. Public Health Educator Kathy Swartout says falls are a major reason why we end up in our local emergency rooms.
Kathy says the consequences of falls can vary from person to person.
Kathy says residents should consider installing shower grab bars in their bathroom to avoid falling in the shower, and make sure all handrails in and around the home are sturdy. For more tips, you can contact Yates County Public Health at 315-536-5160