How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

How Often Are You Sending Residents to the ER Because You Don’t Know What Happened?

“Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall. And while little is known about the risk factors that are particular to those with dementia, we do know that these individuals visit Emergency Departments more frequently, are hospitalized more often, incur higher charges, and have higher mortality after an ER visit than patients without dementia.

For the first time, the industry has the benefit of data from direct observations of over 2500 falls in memory care units.”

Read the full article from Senior Living Foresight here.