Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some become disabled. The latest research shows an estimate of 35.6 million falls each year in those 65 and older, 8.4 million of those fall result in fall-related injuries, and 32,000 deaths. And these numbers are projected to increase over the next several years. And more than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.
Not only can falls cause serious health issues but can also be very costly. With more than 10,000 older Americans turning 65 each day, the number of fall-related injuries and deaths is expected to surge. Current examinations show that the financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach over $101 billion by 2030.
DNC is committed to making safety a routine part of health care & quality of life by assisting others in taking the appropriate steps to protect themselves. Everyone’s assessment needs are unique; while some individuals just want the home assessment & recommendations, others request that we also assess the client’s health status and ability concerning their functionality & safety in the home. DNC’s overall goal and top priority is to keep your loved one safe, while also enabling seniors to live independently and enjoy life.
DNC’s home safety assessment is an evaluation of your home to identify and eliminate potential hazards. The home safety assessment may also include home improvement recommendations to help you navigate your environment more securely, such as installing handrails in the bathroom or making sure your house has adequate lighting.
Here at Diversified Nurse Consultants, we are not only looking at safety, but we are here to assess your health, functional ability, and support system in order to optimize your loved one’s independence and quality of life. We also walk along your side to help problem solve, educate, and advocate by utilizing a holistic person-centered approach. Most importantly, we are your champion for care!
Contact us today and let us help advocate for prevention, wellness & chronic care.