We know you want your mom (or dad) to remain in their home for as long as they possibly can. Keeping their home safe from fall risks can be a life-saver.
In fact, more than 1 out of 4 seniors have a serious fall each year. Surprisingly, less than half of them tell their doctor or their adult children about the incident. Studies have shown that falling once actually doubles the chances of falling again.
One out of five falls cause a serious injury to a senior.
Each year, seniors with fall injuries account for 2.8 million visits to the emergency department.
Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized due to a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.
Each year at least 300,000 seniors are hospitalized for hip fractures.
More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways.
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Adjusted for inflation, the direct medical costs for fall injuries are $31 billion annually.
Hospital costs account for two-thirds of the total.
CarePatrol and Healthmax360 have partnered to create a FREE online home safety evaluation that you can complete by doing a “walk-through” of your loved one’s home.
After you take the online evaluation we will send you the results along with suggestions and tips on how you can decrease falls in your loved one’s home.