Hip and Pelvic Fracture Injuries Can Be Fatal
Of all injuries fall related fractures such as pelvic fracture can be life threatening. It is essential that fall risks be assessed for vulnerable adults and efforts taken in the care plan to assure a safe and fall risk free environment. Residents also need to be assisted, monitored and supervised to ensure the change of falls is reduced as muchas possible.
Recovery from Pelvic and Hip Fracture is Difficult
According to the CDC, fall death rates increased 30% from 2007 to 2016 for older adults. They also note that one of five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. Each year over 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
Falls Can Lead to Other Falls
The CDC also explained that research hasshown that many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.