More than one in four Americans age 65+ fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Information from NCOA (National Council on Aging) offers facts, tools, and fall prevention strategies to help keep you safe.
AN INNOVATIVE E-TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION TO PREVENT FALLS Within acute care settings, falls persist as one of the most common and potentially devastatingcomplications of healthcare. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that asmany as 1 million hospitalized individuals fall each year, corresponding to between three and fivefalls per 1,000 patient days.1
Many patient falls result in moderate to severe injuries. View the video to learn out how the Center for Transforming Healthcare is working to increase safety among fall-risk patients.