Falls Prevention Awareness week September 18th – 24nd


Great overview from mcknights.com and ncoa.org with a lot of links and resources. National Fall Prevention Week begins today. Are you doing enough to prevent falls in your organization? TRAZER can help. Schedule a zoom demo today. https://lnkd.in/g-e98r8J

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
*Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65 or older) falls in the U.S.
*More than one-fourth of Americans or 65 and older falls each year.
*Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including more than 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 32,000 deaths.
*Each year about $50 billion is spent on medical costs related to non-fatal fall injuries and $754 million is spent related to fatal falls.

TRAZER technology (which focuses on cognitive and physical function) used in a physical therapy, senior living facility or community center can reduce falls and lower fall risks. TRAZER through immersive simulation and reactive based activities produces motion capture analytics that can identify deficits in movement patterns, balance and vestibular issues that can then be improved upon increasing mobility and lowering fall risks. See the case study which resulted in a 36% reduction in falls. https://lnkd.in/gaTjjt2V