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Accidental Falls in NYC Nursing Homes Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Accidental falls are the number one cause of injury and death to the population aged 65 and over. According to the New York Department of Health, 51,231 injury-related falls among elders led to hospitalization, and around 11 percent of those falls resulted in a traumatic brain injury. Across the United States, 56,000 elders suffer fall-related head trauma each year, and of those, approximately 15 Read More >>

4 Steps to Reduce Your Loved One’s Risk of Falling

Falls are a common occurrence, particularly among people ages 65 and over. One out of four elders fall each year, making it the leading cause of both death and nonfatal injuries. Annually, 65% of nursing home residents have slip-and-fall accidents. Falls are a serious health concern and can result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other fatal injuries. Even minor falls can disrupt the Read More >>

Understaffing At Nursing Homes Often Leads To Elder Abuse Including Bedsores and Falls

As the U.S. population ages, the need for quality elder care increases nationwide. Often, families turn to skilled nursing facilities to provide the best care for their loved ones. But some estimates reveal an alarmingly disproportionate ratio of staff to residents that can result in negligence and abuse. On average, U.S. nursing homes have one aide on duty for every 10 residents, based on Read More >>