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Safe in Your Space – Cost of Senior Living

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With higher healthcare costs, it’s time to make your home safer with Safe In Your Space.

Overall cost of care among facility-based providers has steadily increased: In 2008 the median annual rate for a private nursing home room was $67,525 compared with the 2013 median annual rate of $83,950. This means that Americans can expect to pay approximately $16,425 more per year today for a nursing home than they had to pay in 2008. Falls are one cause of high healthcare costs and they are the leading cause of injury-related visits to the emergency room in the U.S. and the primary cause of accidental deaths (75 percent) in people over 65. Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death. Older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes. In a study of people age 72 and older, the average health care cost of a fall injury totaled $19,440, which included hospital, nursing home, emergency room, and home health care, but not doctors’ services.

Assessments and modifications made by Occupational Therapists or Physical Therapists have reduced the rate of falls by 19 percent and the risk of falling by 12 percent. With Safe In Your Space’s three step program, you are able to greatly decrease your healthcare costs and increase the safety and quality of life for you or your loved one.

Call us today at (657) 21-SAFE-7 or browse our website for more information.