Hip Fracture

Also in the News for Wednesday, Dec. 20

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Coalition asks Congress to extend hold on therapy caps for Part B beneficiaries ... Former cop charged with stealing fentanyl patches — from nursing home patients' bodies ... Screening could prevent a quarter of hip fractures in older women

Icy weather may not be as big of culprit behind seniors' falls as once thought

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Winter-related maladies like falls and influenza are commonly cited as giving skilled nursing occupancy a boost in the early months of the year. But that might be giving ice and wintery conditions too much credit, according to new research.

Hip fracture often leads to death or immobility of nursing home residents within 6 months, Penn study finds

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More than half of nursing home residents die or cannot walk within six months of sustaining a hip fracture, according to recently published findings from the from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. More than a third of residents who suffered a hip fracture died within six months, the investigators found.

Seniors with disabilities less likely to recover from fall injuries: study

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Seniors who have a hip fracture or another serious fall injury are significantly more likely to recover if they had little or no disabilities before the accident, according to a new study.

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

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It's that time of year again, the when our hospitals and nursing facilities start to fill up with patients suffering from new fractures, falls, pneumonia and other cardio-pulmonary diseases. However, have we ever thought to provide additional therapy services to our residents (and their family members) who plan to go out for the holidays?

New findings about broken hip, stroke risks

People who break their hip are 50% more likely to have a stroke within a year of the injury compared to similar individuals without fractures, according to a new Taiwanese study.