Taken by themselves, the numbers are startling. About 50 per cent of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors are from falls. We spend an estimated $962 million a year dealing with the health outcomes from falls. Falls are responsible for 95.1 per cent of all hip fractures. One in three seniors is likely to fall at least once per year. Six Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) had identified falls as a priority and have already implemented comprehensive prevention programs.
"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay nor an offence for which people should be penalised. but a misfortune. The cost of which should be shared by the commmunity. " ~Aneuryn Bevan. Founder of the NHS
"I felt that no boy should have to depend either for his leg or his life upon the ability of his parents to raise enough money to bring a first-class surgeon to his bedside."
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