National Safety Month: Take a Stand And Be Falls Free

Jun 3rd, 2021

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 30-35 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.”

 

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