Education, regular assessments key to preventing falls in senior communities
Between one-half and three-quarters of seniors living in nursing communities fall every year, and experts say soaring rates of fall-related death and injuries are one of most significant health issues facing today’s aging society.
The good news: many falls can be prevented with proactive screening and intervention programs that address the many causes – from underlying medical conditions and medication side effects to issues as simple as bad lighting to poorly placed rugs or furniture.
Learn how one Optum-led project in three senior communities reduced falls by a third, and falls-related hospitalizations by 100%, in this just released whitepaper that details key components of effective fall prevention programs:
Most important, remember that falls are not a normal part of aging. To learn more about how you can reduce falls in your community download the report!
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