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  • Cameron Oglesby

What's the most comon cause of senior death? (Hint: It's not cancer)


And It's not a heart attack either.


It's a fall, or more accurately, the recuperation period.


"If a younger person falls" says Alex Jahangir, MD, director of orthopedic trauma at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, they're unlikely to break a hip because theyre usually healthy."


When an older person breaks a hip, they're usually bed-bound as they recover. They're not going to be as strong, and balance will be harder to regain. Jahangir calls this a "downward spiral of losing independence" leading to a 30% a year mortality rate. "I don't know many cancers" that can match that, he adds.


Broken hips are so deadly because of the "cure" – long periods of enforced immobility, during which blood clots, muscle atrophy, infections, and heart failure can flourish. Yet, surprisingly, most people with hip fractures were discharged from hospitals without any ant type of treatment to live with it including new drugs could prevent at least half of those recurring fractures.


Unlike many senior care agencies, Senior Insights doesn't sit back and let that happen.

We advocate for our clients with doctors and hospitals alike. And we go beyond the usual bounds to preserve patient independence to the fullest extent possible.


But we also regard ourselves as your advocate in a broader sense. From our initial three-part needs assessment on, we design your coordinated care plan around your schedule, your values and priorities, and your hobbies, interests, activities and social life as well as your health needs.

 

So please contact us to learn more about holistic senior care management planning the concentrates not just on your state of health, but on you. 






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