“Falls associated with higher rate of adverse events than previously thought,” by Lois A. Bowers, McKnight’s Senior Living
“Newly published research offers a reason for more urgency for the prevention of falls in senior living residents and other older adults. The investigators found that 50.3% of adults aged 65 or more years who visited an emergency department because they were injured in a fall experienced adverse events — including additional falls, hospitalization or death — within six months after the visit. Their findings were published online Wednesday in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Falls befall worse, which we knew, but it’s even worse than we thought.
Falls associated with higher rate of adverse events than previously thought