20-30% of seniors who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, which in turn increase the risk of premature death.
(Alexander et al, 1992)
20% of patients admitted to the hospital because of a fall had been on the ground for an hour or more.
(Vellar et al, 1987)
47% of non-injured fallers are unable to get up off the floor without assistance.
(Tinetti et al, 1993)