Falls are Serious and Costly
Each year millions,of older people, those 65 years and older- FALL. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half ever tell their doctor.
-One out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury.
-Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in an emergency dept. for fall injuries.
-Each year at least 250,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
-Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.
-Adjusted for inflation, the direct medical costs for all injuries are $34 billion annually. Hospital costs account for 2/3 of the total cost.
Home Care is often needed for falls, and rest- assured- the compassionate and capable staff of Nurse Professionals Home Care is here to help you- by your side- when a need arises. If you are a loved one experiences a fall or other need for home care- please call us at: 443-664-6915.