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I know your initial reaction to this article will be I am just a money grubbing, crass senior housing capitalist that does not care about seniors. This is not true, hear me out. . . .
On January 28, 2013 the Sacramento Bee published an article titled: Deadly falls on the rise among seniors. The article makes the following points:
- California emergency rooms have been flooded with older seniors who have been injured or who have died as the result of a fall.
- From 2000 to 2010 rate of deaths from falls has increased by more than 50% in California and 65% nationally.
- Seniors are living longer and as a result are living with multiple chronic conditions that increase the risk of falling.
- In some cases, the medication seniors are taking for those conditions, increases risk of falling.
- Because we boomers tend to overestimate our abilities, we are less careful, further increasing the risk of falls.