The number one preventable injury in our community is injury caused by seniors falling while at home.
Among older adults, falls are a serious public health problem. In the United States, one of every three persons over age 65 falls each year and two-thirds of those who fall do so again within six months.
Among people age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and serious injuries. For seniors who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, falls can cause devastating injuries such as hip fractures; 75%–80% of hip fractures are sustained by women. Half of all older adults hospitalized for hip fracture cannot return home or live independently after their injuries.
More information available at: https://www.cdc.gov/falls/facts.html
HOME HELPER VISIT:
If you would like to schedule a free in-home visit, contact Community Paramedicine at 378-5152 Ext. 2 or 3, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.