Senior Fall Prevention Plan

Falls are a serious matter, especially for older adults. In fact, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Every year falls send more than 2 million seniors to the hospital, and a great deal of them are unable to return to independent living. Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls. Elly Kleinman, President, and CEO of the Americare Companies has taken a stand to address this growing public health issue and promote evidence­ based prevention programs and strategies to reduce the number of falls in older adults.

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Overview of U.S. Home Health Care Industry

Home health care service is not only the fastest growing healthcare industry, but it is also expected to become the fastest-growing industry in the United States overall, which will open new jobs. For quite some time, we have companies such as Elly Kleinman’s Americare,¬† that provide a range of skilled nursing and other health care services in this industry, and in addition to that offer personal care services to patients in their homes. As the number of chronic conditions and functional impairments that people have continues to rise, so does the utilization of home health care. In recent years, the overall use of home health care services has increased, reflecting the ever-increasing growth of the aging population and the rise of the above mentioned chronic conditions.

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