Slip & Fall Prevention in Assisted Living Facilities
Falls represent a critical public health threat to older adults. More than half of all older adults who live in assisted care facilities will fall each year.
- Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death.
- Older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes.
- Emergency departments treat over 2.4 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults; more than 662,000 of these patients had to be hospitalized.
- The totals the estimated annual cost of fatal falls in Ohio is $646 million, while non-fatal, hospital-admitted falls cost more than $4.2 billion annually.
assisted living slip and fall treatment
Keeping the elderly from slipping means making floors in kitchens, rooms, restroom s, lobbies, and hallways slip resistant using treatments from Wet Surface Solutions.