Each year, over 800,000 older adults are hospitalized from fall injuries. These falls are not only scary and impact the patient’s quality of life, they are often costly as well.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among people aged 65 and older. Approximately 50% of older adults who fall do not discuss the fall and injury with their healthcare provider and this can lead to additional problems and injuries. In fact, many falls are largely preventable with proper screening and treatment of the individual as well as their living environment.
Most falls are caused by a combination of risk factors. The more risk factors a person has, the greater their chances of falling. Our comprehensive assessment of your current condition and risks that include: