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Statistics on Elderly (Seniors) Falls in the United States

  • Falls is the number one leading cause of injury in the U.S.
  • Falls amongst the Elderly are the number one unintentional injury that results in elderly deaths.
  • There are 3.3 million Elderly Emergency Room visits due to a fall each year in the U.S.
  • 6.28 falls happen every minute in the U.S. with seniors.
  • Approximately 20-40 million Elderly Falls happen each year that go unreported.

U.S. Population - Seniors over 65

  • In 2010 there were a 38 million seniors over the age of 65 in the U.S.
  • Ten years ago there were 30 million seniors - this age population grows
  • 10 million seniors live alone
  • 14.1 million seniors live with a disability
  • 9.2 million seniors live with an ambulatory disability
  • 3.3 million seniors live with a disability in self-care
  • 6.2 million seniors live with an independent living disability
  • 2 million seniors live in group quarters
  • 50% of the 38 million seniors fall repeatedly

The Cost of Elderly/Senior Falls in the United States

  • In 1994, falls with seniors cost $20 Billion
  • By 2020, falls with seniors cost $42 Billion
  • By 2040, expected to reach $240 Billion
  • 5% of all falls result in fractures - in one year there can be 350,000 hip fractures secondary to a fall
  • 2/3 of the elderly who survive a hip fracture will not return to their pre-fracture level of functioning - especially those over the age of 85+
  • 15,000 Seniors resulting in a hip fracture will die in the hospital
  • 15,000 more will expire within six months of the fall and fracture
  • Many seniors resulting in a hip fracture will spend one year in a long term rehabilitation facility 
  • Some seniors will live permanently in long term care.
  • Compared to the cost of a an Elderly fall the cost of a MedPole is minimal. 

Astonishing Fact!

  • About 29% of U.S. Homes have a person with a chronic disability, however only 2.9% of these homes have some Home Safety Modification
  • Homes need Med-Poles, People need Med-Poles - they are better than grab bars!
Number of Nursing Homes, Senior Facilities and Medical Device Places in the U.S. -
(essentially these are places that use Med-Poles!)

  • U.S. Nursing Homes in the broadest sense - 63,000 facilities
  • Number Hospice Services in the U.S. - 6,500
  • Number of Senior Living Facilities in the U.S. - 22,000
  • Number of Retirement Communities - 23,000
  • Number of U.S. Hospitals - 18,000; Medpoles are great for discharging somone home

  • General Aging population
  • General Safety and Mobility
  • General Exercising

Neurological Conditions
  • Hemiplegia
  • Tramatic Brain Injury
  • Coma victims
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke treatment
  • CVA
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Paraplegia treatment
  • Quadraplegia treatment
  • Guillian Barre Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis treatment
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Surgical Conditions
  • Lower Extremity Amputation Treatment
  • ​Burns treatment
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Fractures
  • Hip Fractures treatment
  • Foot fractures treatment
  • Total Knee treatment
  • ACL Treatment

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment
  • Progressive Systemic Sclerosis
  • Polymyalgia treatment
  • Psoriatic Arthitis treatment
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia treatment

Medical Conditions
  • Cardiac Dysfunction
  • Cardiac Treatment
  • Cancer treatment
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD exercises
  • Acquired Immunodificiency Syndrome
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Diabetes treatment

What Conditions Could Benefit From the use of a Med-Pole Device for Greater Independence?
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