Celebrating Fall prevention awareness day. September 23

Some facts about falls

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Falls are common

• Falls are the leading cause of both fatal injury and nonfatal trauma related hospital admissions among older adults.

 • One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year; 20% are injured.

• 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.

 • One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year; 20% are injured.

Falls are costly Personal:

  • Serious injuries, significant impact on quality of life,
  • Financial: In 2015, the total cost of fall injuries was $50 billion; 75% paid by Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Costs are expected to reach $101 billion by 2030.

September 17, 2019
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