Jun 14th, 2016
National Safety Month: Take a Stand – Be Falls Free
Each year, millions of older adults – those 65 and older – fall. Hundreds of thousands of those patients fall in hospitals, with 30-50 percent resulting in injury, according to data compiled by The Joint Commission. Injured patients require additional treatment and sometimes prolonged stays. In one study, a fall with injury added 6.3 days to the hospital stay. The average cost for a fall with injury is about $14,000.
Yet, falls are still almost entirely avoidable.
June is National Safety Month and during this time “Take a Stand” with your friends at Oceans and use the “Five P’s of Fall Prevention.”
If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Please do not request emergency medical services via this contact form.
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