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Dwell at Ease @ Aging2.0 Boston 9/17/2013

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  • 1. falls and preventable injuries
  • 2. Source: CDC, Provisional - Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2008, 8/2009 #1cause of injury resulting in E.R. visits for adults over 45
  • 3. $38 billion In 2013, the U.S. will spend approximately $54 billion in 2020 on fall injuries for seniors alone Source: CDC, Provisional - Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2008, 8/2009
  • 4. Indirect Cost… $3 trillion The 2012 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs
  • 5. of falls happen in or around the home 75%
  • 6. $34 million in cost avoidance Sources: Nick Lampiasi, OTR /L, Mimi Jacobs, PT, GCS, OCS, The Role of Physical and Occupational Therapies in Fall Prevention and Management in the Home Setting, Care Management Journals • Volume 11, Number 2 • 2010, DOI: 10.1891/1521-0987.11.2.122. Cumming R.G. et al.Home visits by an Occupational Therapist for Assessment and Modification of Environmental Hazards: A Randomized Trial of Falls Prevention. Journal of American Geriatrics, 47: 1397-1402, 1999. CDC, Costs of Falls Among Older Adults, August 28, 2008, http://www.cdc.gov/NCIPC/factsheets/fallcost.htm Sarah D. Berry, MD, MPH, Falls: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Relationship to Fracture, Ram Miller, MDCM, MS, Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2008 December; 6(4): 149-154 20% reduced risk of falls with assessment & modifications
  • 7. Assess
  • 8. Plan
  • 9. Follow through
  • 10. dwell at ease Information: info@dwellatease.com Website: www.dwellatease.com Home Assessment App: web.dwellcheck.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/DwellingAtEase We make adapting easier Bodies change. So should homes.

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