oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Grannies - falls prevention : family feature
|Article Title||Grannies - falls prevention : family feature|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Karen Van Rensburg|
|Publication Date||Winter 2009|
Assisting the elderly in falls prevention is important for two main reasons: firstly, falls are more likely to occur in the elderly than in younger patients, and secondly, more serious injuries are sustained in the elderly than in younger patients. 30% of people over the age of 65 will experience at least 1 fall per year, 5% of the falls resulting in a fracture or hospitalisation.
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