Community Research Findings

Below are the summary of findings from the article cited from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. You can access the full Globe and Mail article here.

  • 34,145 people over the age of 65 hospitalized for treatment of hip fractures in 2022-23
  • Follow-up care for a hip fracture costs, on average, $63,649 
  • 40 per cent of elders who break a hip never walk independently again
  • Fewer than one-third of men over the age of 65, and half of women over 65, are still alive five years after a fracture

At Gaia Cares, we are deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life for seniors. That's why we prioritize our efforts towards promoting fall prevention within our communities. Recently, The Globe and Mail featured a groundbreaking study highlighting the dire consequences of hip fractures among seniors. According to the study, breaking a hip can often mark the beginning of a downward spiral for older adults. This sobering revelation underscores the critical need for proactive measures to prevent falls and safeguard the health and independence of our senior population. At Gaia Cares, we remain steadfast in our dedication to empowering seniors and promoting their well-being, striving to create safer environments and fostering healthier lifestyles for all. For a more in depth report and findings, please refer to the article at National Library of Medicine here .

To join us as partners and donors in our Fall Prevention initiative in the community, check out our efforts in the Fall Prevention Resources Page.

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