Prevent Falls Today

 

Facts on why preventative measures are more imporatnt now than ever:

Aging Population

  • Baby Boomers make up 26% of the US population.
  • By 2030, there will be 69 Million people over the age of 65.
  • Over 20% of the US population will be 65 or older.
  • Americans are living longer and many are doing so at home.
Prevent Falls Today  

Fall Prevention

  • The average healthcare cost of a fall (age 72+) is $20,000*
  • More than 1/3 of adults 65+ fall each year*
    • 20-30% of those falls result in serious injuries that reduce mobility and increase the risk of premature death
  • By 2020, the cost of fall related injuries is expected to reach $44 Billion*


Mortality

  • Hip fractures are the most common fall related injury and lead to the greatest number of health
    problems and death*
  • One in five patients (20%) die within a year of sustaining a hip fracture**
  • Only 40% of patients recover their prefracture mobility**
  • Hip fractures commonly lead to institutionalization into long-term care facilities

 

Bridge Medical’s Devices – Designed for your Safety

Aging in Place & Independent Living

  • Boomer Facts*
    • They love choice – both in design and value proposition
    • They want to live well and they want to live comfortably and they want to live in
      familiar surroundings
  • Eight-five percent of older people want to continue living where they are - at home


Universal Design Principles**

  • Equitable Use
  • Flexibility in Use
  • Simple & Intuitive
  • Perceptible
  • Information
  • Tolerance for error
  • Low Physical Effort
  • Size and space for approach and use

 

*AARP
**Center For Universal Design

 

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