AND THE RISK TO SENIORS

Slip & Fall Accidents

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death among the elderly.

Falls are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.

FALLS AT WORK

Between 50 percent and 75 percent of nursing facility residents will fall every year.

FALLS IN NURSING HOMES

Seniors in care facilities are twice as likely to fall than those living in the community.

2x

AS LIKELY

How common are falls in nursing homes?

100-200

On average, a nursing home with 100 residents reports 100-200 falls per year.

Roughly 1,800 individuals who reside in nursing facilities die from falls every year.

How common are falls at different ages?

25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year.

25

PERCENT

60

of all deaths related to falls involve people aged 75 years or older.

PERCENT

Falls are the leading cause of death for those aged 85 years or older.

#1

CAUSE

Falls are the second leading cause of death for those aged 64-85 years.

#2

CAUSE

50

of people over 65 hospitalized for hip fractures cannot return home to live independently.

PERCENT

What can seniors do to avoid falls?

REDUCING THE RISK OF FALLS

1

EXERCISE

Physical activity increases strength and range of motion, reducing the risk of falls.

REDUCING THE RISK OF FALLS

2

TIDY UP

Clutter like cords, shoes, pet toys, baskets and even rugs can cause trips and falls.

REDUCING THE RISK OF FALLS

3

USE SUPPORT

Make use of items like canes, railings and grab bars to help keep your balance.

REDUCING THE RISK OF FALLS

4

CHECK HEARING & VISION

Both your ability to see and hear can affect your balance.

REDUCING THE RISK OF FALLS

5

CHECK MEDICATIONS

Interactions can cause dizziness, leading to potential falls.

Avoiding falls can help extend your life & autonomy.

If you believe a loved one has been injured after a fall due to negligence at a nursing home, talk to an attorney. 

AFTER A SLIP, TRIP OR FALL

GET THE FIRM BEHIND YOU

With Steinberg Law Firm, you have a team of lawyers who have helped thousands of injured individuals get the compensation they deserve.

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