- According to a recent study by Dr. Mark Neuman, at the University of Pennsylvania, 1/3 of the nursing home residents studied died within six months of being hospitalized with a fractured hip. 1/3. Of those who did not die, 28 percent suffered declines in their mobility and ability to engage in activities of daily living. Broken bones are catastrophic injuries for nursing home residents.
- Typically fractures occur as a result of falls. Sometimes fractures are the result of rough treatment by staff. However the fracture occurred, nursing home residents suffer not just from the broken bone and its associated medical treatment but from an increased risk in bedsores, declining quality of life and death.
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