According to the CDC, “...about one in four adults (28%) age 65 and older, report falling each year. This results in about 36 million falls each year. While not all falls result in an injury, about 37% of those who fall reported an injury that required medical treatment or restricted their activity for at least one day, resulting in an estimated 8 million fall injuries.” Additionally, “Falls among adults age 65 and older are very costly. Each year about $50 billion is spent on medical costs related to non-fatal fall injuries and $754 million is spent related to fatal falls.”
As the aging population of the United States continues to grow, it is more important than ever to solve aging-in-place solutions because most Americans want to stay home while they age, but need increased accessibility and safety. What are some aging-in-place solutions? Installing grab bars, constructing a wheelchair ramp, widening a doorway and removing a tub with a walk-in or roll-in shower are all types of home modifications that can greatly enhance someone’s safety and accessibility within their home. Plus, doing a small or large home modification can not only increase safety and potentially reduce the costs related to falls, but it can also improve an individual’s activities of daily living (ADLs), like bathing, toileting, brushing teeth and getting dressed.
At Evolve, our focus is making the home safe and accessible so you can focus on the health and happiness of yourself, a loved one, or a member.
Our service coordination includes:
memory care security,
emergency power backup,
asthma remediation, and
smart home integration with monitoring.
With over 20 years of combined experience, we know what can be done to a home to increase your ability to remain at home as long as possible. We have the nation’s largest network of providers who are trained, credentialed, and qualified to provide you with the modifications you need. Plus, we work with Medicaid Waivers, Managed Long-Term Care Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, and private pay individuals to provide consultation of what your options look like, service coordination, and complete satisfaction.
Our goal is to repeat what a member in Virginia stated when she said, “I love my new ramp. They did a good job. I am not afraid of falling anymore!"