|The No More Falls Coalition Mission is
to prevent falls in the home for our
seniors, disabled Veterans and those
with disabilities through education and
awareness and simple falls prevention
methods to include items such as grab
bars in the bathroom.
|Join Us and Celebrate our 6th
annual kick off event and State
Wed, September 20, 2017 from
See Event Page for more information,
Sponsors & ways to participate.
| Problem Statement:
Falls among older adults are costing the US
Healthcare System over $28.2 billion annually. And,
with the growing number of seniors, the cost to
treat injuries associated with falls is expected to
reach $54.9 billion annually by 2020 if something is
not done to alleviate this burden on America.
By 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older.
As our country continues to age, the problem of
prevention and planning become paramount in
many of our minds, especially in a recession that
has lasted longer than the Great Depression. Falls
not only cause intense physical pain, but can be
even more costly to quality of life. Complex
long-term injuries from such conditions as
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and long-term damage
to joints and excessive recovery periods.
Unnecessary falls can also lead to depression, a
sense of worthlessness, or an aversion to public
interaction. This can also lead to long-term
disability needs requiring costly healthcare or
mental health services adding up into the billions of