Facts on Falling

Falls happen more often than you might think.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head injury.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
  • Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 58,000 deaths.
    • Women experience three-quarters of all hip fractures.
      • Women fall more often than men.
      • Women more often have osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
    • The chances of breaking your hip go up as you get older.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
  • In 2015, the total cost of fall injuries was $31 billion.
  • The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages.

Falls, with or without injury, carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults are afraid they might fall and, as a result, they choose to limit their activities and social activities. This sometimes results in further physical decline, it can lead to depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.


Loving Contact Helps to Minimize the Trauma of Undetected Falls

One of the biggest factors of a fall, that is sometimes misunderstood, is the fact that Mom or Dad falls, and in many cases, no one knows about it for many hours or even several days.  When Mom or Dad falls, it is essential that someone is available to get them the care they need.

Sometimes, the care needed is as simple as lifting them up and getting them comfortable again; but there are also times that emergency care is needed.  But if no one is checking on Mom or Dad, help can arrive too late.

We help you get Mom or Dad connected so any trauma is minimized and they quickly get the care they need.


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