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Oliver, David Older people who fall: why they matter and what you can do. British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 12, Issue. 11, p. Cited by: Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. In one study a majority of older persons who had suffered falls felt that their falls were preventable by changes in their own or another's behavior. 50 Involving the older person at risk in any assessment of the home environment is an important educational tool that will support compliance with the expert's by: Over the past two decades there has been a great deal of international, specialized research activity focused on risk factors and prevention strategies for falls in older people. This book .
all research studies of falls in older people. First, how falls are de Wned, and second, how falls are counted. The definition of a fall In the Kellogg International Working Group on the prevention of falls in the elderly deWned a fall as ‘unintentionally coming to the ground or . Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in persons older than 65 years.1 In a survey, % of fallers responded that they required medical treatment or Cited by: Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls aren’t something that just happens when you age, there are proven ways to reduce falls. Implementation of the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries Initiative (STEADI) in Primary Care: An Outcome Evaluation. Falls are the leading cause of injury in adults aged 65 years or older. A serious fall can result in decreased functional independence and quality of life. Hip fractures in particular are a serious consequence of falling that can be devastating in older by: 7.
One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury ,4,5. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. 6. Over , patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. 6. The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $ billion by Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical. Cambridge University Press - FALLS IN OLDER PEOPLE - Edited by Stephen R. Lord, Catherine Sherrington, Hylton B. Menz and Jacqueline C. T. Close Frontmatter/Prelims Falls in Older People. The first edition of this very successful book was written to synthesize and review the large body of work covering falls in older people. Author information: (1)UCLA School of Medicine and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA , USA. [email protected] Falls are a common and often devastating problem among older people, causing a tremendous amount of morbidity, mortality and use of Cited by: