If your healthcare organization isn’t talking to us about geriatric falls,
you’re failing your patients and missing a big financial opportunity.
Geriatric falls are a huge, growing, costly, deadly public health crisis in America. In fact, fall injuries are the leading cause of geriatric ED and hospital visits for injury in the US. What's more, geriatric fall injuries rose by 46% from 2001 to 2011 (a rate more than 700% of elder population growth). Annually, fallers represent 730,000 admissions to hospitals and 400,000 to nursing homes.
The healthcare industry is largely ignoring the need and opportunity to prevent this, and the incremental revenue it represents. Every year, comprehensive fall evaluations, diagnostic screens, OT/PT, and required health products for the more than 2 million American elders who visit EDs for fall related conditions annually could earn physicians and providers $6.3 billion a year, while saving Federal payers more than $9.5 billion.
The ElderCare Companies can help your healthcare organization learn how to build your business while saving lives.