Fall and Fracture Rates in Long Term Care

According to a new study entitled “Hip Protectors in Long-Term Care: A Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness Review and Primary Economic Evaluation,” roughly 50% of long term care residents fall at least once each year and 40% fall twice or more. The study goes on to say that “10% to 25% of these falls are associated with serious injuries requiring medical treatment, and 5% to 10% of these falls are will result in fractures, most commonly of the hip, wrist, or vertebrae.”

If your facility doesn’t have an organized hip protector program in place, call us and we can help you get started.

One thought on “Fall and Fracture Rates in Long Term Care

  1. It is true that accidents are inevitable but can be prevented. Especially the dancers have to be careful as there are many chances that they might be prone to injuries in case they fall.Ryanhttp://www.caring.com/falling-down-injuries

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