Month: May 2016

Finding the Gaps in Your Fall Prevention Program

Finding the Gaps in Your Fall Prevention Program

Resident falls are an important topic in regards to care and cost in senior care communities. According to the CDC, over 700,000 seniors are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls. Further, a hospitalization for a fall can cost $35,000 not including follow up care or therapy. Beyond the hospital costs, falls can affect the bottom line and census of senior care communities. After a fall,residents leave for hospital stays or, potentially, for another level of care. Falls are expensive, in addition to being physically devastating for the resident.

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