Fall risk assessment and prevention ward off frailty, delay transition to long-term care, and reduce costs.
Fall risk increases with age. More than 33% of seniors have had at least one fall in their lifetime. Half of women (and 62% of men) over age 74 fall each year.
The last three decades have seen a significant increase in insurance policy holders transitioning into long term care, which can be at least 5 times the cost of home-based care. Direct medical costs of falls exceed $50 billion. Including a falls prevention program will improve outcomes for your members and increase your ROI.
Sagility Aging in Place’s Falls Prevention solution focuses on not just reducing the fall risk of the elders, but also provides support to prevent frailty from setting in.
Mrs. RH, age 66, lives alone with no full-time caregiver.
Mrs. RH and her nurse care manager, KR, have been working together on her assessment and personalized care plan.
Mrs. RH receives a personalized mailer that speaks to her about falls risks.
She fills out a brief online assessment and soon after schedules an initial phone call with a nurse.
KR learns that Mrs. RH was recently hospitalized for pneumonia and diagnosed with COPD. She has been prescribed several new medications that are causing some side effects, including diuretics causing multiple trips to the bathroom at night. Additionally, she has:
KR and Mrs. RH have worked together over 2 weeks to:
During a recent follow-up, Mrs. RH reports no falls. Mrs. RH is a happier, healthier client who is able to remain at home while saving thousands of dollars in avoidable claims spend.
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