Falls Affect the Entire Family
Prevention is Lifestyle Insurance
- If you’re healthy, you decide where you live.
- Falls trigger events beyond our control.
Forced move-in with kids – maybe not what either family wants
Lasting health problems you never recover from
- Falls decimate family finances.
- Assisted living is $50,000 to $130,000 a year. Somebody’s got to pay.
- Some kids’ college funds go to pay Grandma’s medical bills.
Is keeping your old bathtub really this important?
Falls are #1 Reason for ER Admissions
*Financial *Lifestyle Changes *Downward Health Spiral
- One of three seniors fall each year
- 70% in bathrooms
- Cause 95% of hip fractures
Hip replacements cost $85K. Most never regain full mobility
25% stay in nursing homes 12 months
25% die within 12 months
Why chance all this? Home modifications can cut fall risk by 90%.