|We don’t ‘bounce’ so well with age|
The number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1,000 a day by the end of the decade, according to figures obtained by the Local Government Association.
The worrying forecast has prompted renewed calls by council leaders for more funding for adult social care to invest in cost-effective prevention work to reduce falls, which can have devastating & life-threatening consequences on a person’s health & wellbeing.New research shows that falls prevention programmes run by councils reduce the number of falls requiring hospital admission by 29% & produces a financial return on investment of more than £3 for every £1 spent.
LGA: Hospital admissions due to falls by older people set to reach nearly 1,000 a day
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