More serious injuries from falls
Falling is a major problem in the elderly and often has a bad outcome. Over the past ten years, the number of A&E visits for serious injuries caused by a fall has increased by 6 projects among the elderly aged 65 years and older. Hip fractures and head-brain injuries are the most common injuries. The number of fall incidents has increased over the last five years, especially in the over-70s, while it has remained stable in the over-65s group.
Professionals in the care sector regard the falling of the elderly as a complex, difficult and therefore difficult problem to tackle. If there is sufficient knowledge, prevention and treatment, there are certainly possibilities.