National Safety Month: Take a Stand - Be Falls Free

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

*Required Fields

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Please do not request emergency medical services via this contact form.

Thank you!

Your message has been sent.

ADDRESS
5850 Granite Parkway
Suite 300
Plano, TX 75024

PHONE (972) 464-0022
FAX (972) 464-0021

QUESTIONS
info@oceanshealthcare.com

PROFESSIONALS
Get Our Newsletter