Nov 23, 2008

Facts on Senior, Fall, Injuries in Vermont

An article in the Burlington Free Press, on seniors and falls includes some interesting Vermont facts on falls...

  • "One in five hip fracture patients over age 65 die within a year after surgery, and one in four have to spend a year or more recuperating in a nursing home.
  • Falls are the leading cause of catastrophic injury in older adults.
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths.
  • More than 95 percent of hip fractures among those over 65 are caused by falling.
  • Vermont has one of the highest rates of death from falls nationwide."
To read the entire article, click on: seniors who fall.