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Media note: Discharged from hospital, admitted to aged care: how hip fractures strip Australians of independence

Injury Matters, which delivers Stay On Your Feet WA® responds to the recent article in WA Today http://www.watoday.com.au/national/health/discharged-from-hospital-admitted-to-aged-care-how-hip-fractures-strip-australians-of-independence-20170915-gyi4vo.html about the numbers of older adults experiencing hip fractures and being unable to return to independent living.

Rachel Meade, Injury Prevention Manager is available for comment on the following:

  • Falls are preventable. Hip fractures can be prevented by preventing falls.
  • The Stay On Your Feet®program, which promotes how to keep active and alert through the Move Improve Remove campaigns.
  • The importance of older adults taking steps to stay on their feet and avoid slips, trips and falls, to help them stay independent and living long, healthy lives.
  • The economic, social and emotional costs associated with falls in WA.
  • For more information visit stayonyourfeet.com.au.

Contact:  Penny Carroll, Communications Lead
Ph: 041 790 1826
Email:  [email protected]

 

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

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Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters