These statistics amazed me with just how serious a senior fall can be. Now of course it is heart-wrenching to hear, but the cause-and-effect can be much worse than you thought. Consider the following…
Falls are the main source of injury among Americans over age sixty-five, as per the government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year, about 33% of more seasoned grown-ups experience a fall, and 20 to 30 percent of them wind up with moderate to serious injuries, running from broken teeth to broken hips. In 2005, the C.D.C. reports, 1.8 million elderly patients were dealt with in crisis spaces for non-lethal falls, and 15,800 kicked the bucket from their injury.
Somewhere in the range of 20 to 40 percent of those dealing with the torment of a hip break will kick the bucket within a year, specialists gauge, however much lesser injuries can accelerate a course of medicinal issues, the onset of serious handicap, and the end of autonomous living and the start of round-the clock care. This course is terrible for the elderly patient, stressful for the family and costly for the government Medicare program. In 2000, falls cost more than $19 billion in general, the C.D.C. appraisals, with $12 billion going to hospitalizations, $4 billion to crisis room visits and $3 billion to outpatient care. By the year 2020, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extends, the yearly sticker price for consideration identified with falls among seniors will dramatically increase to $43.8 billion. (Source: NY Times)
Suggestions to prevent senior falls is to ask for help. There are companies that provide nurses and home health care services equipped to help your loved one and the chances of them being injured due to fragility and balance, are dramatically decreased.