Hip fractures in older adults can be extremely serious, and often result in chronic illness, death, and increased health care costs. Experts estimate that some 18 to 33 percent of all older adults who have suffered hip fractures will die within a year, with even higher rates of death among people who have dementia or who live in a nursing home.
What’s more, hip fractures affect not only the quality of life and health of the older adult, but also that of their caregivers–and can cause financial burdens when the individual requires more care.
Take care of yourself and your health. You can do this by performing gentle movements and exercises everyday to help you with your balance and strength.