Developed program to prevent falls among older people.
According to statistics in European countries, the fall is the fifth most common cause of death among the elderly. Often seniors only die from cardiovascular, cancer and cerebrovascular diseases, as well as from problems with the pulmonary system. Despite the prevalence of death from falls, in our country, they are not given any attention. The Russian authorities decided to fix it and developed a program for the prevention of falls.
According to experts, in our country, to the falls of the elderly are still treated as normal. Moreover, a similar attitude can be found even in medical circles. In this case, fall really often the cause of death or deterioration in the quality of life in older people. And most importantly, experts say, preventable.
The work program fall prevention should address both behavioral and external socio-economic factors. For example, the planned large-scale information programme, under which retirees will tell you how to reduce behavioural factors. Development is planned on the basis of ambulance service emergency button, which will quickly respond to the fall of the elderly. These services will be well prepared in terms of knowledge of trauma, as in falls in the elderly often suffer fractures.
In addition, the program is planned and changes to educational programs for physicians. They will be updated.
Note that the programme for the prevention of falls will be launched this year in seven pilot regions: Volgograd, Voronezh, Samara, Kaluga and Belgorod regions, as well as in Perm Krai and Bashkortostan Republic.
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