Hip fractures are a major problem
Hip fractures are common; in the Netherlands already about 18,000 times a year. Three quarters of people with a broken hip are 75 years of age or older. Hip fractures are a major problem in elder care. In addition to the pain and misery for the victim and the family, a hip fracture requires 200 extra hours from the nursing home staff. In addition, care staff and family are constantly worried about their falling-risk clients and loved ones.