One of the biggest gaps in senior care is fall prevention. Every 11 seconds, a senior is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And the cost of their treatment averages $30,000. But many of these falls could be prevented with grab bars— saving money, dignity, and even lives of seniors across the country.
Close the Gap in Senior Care is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that works to provide education and assistance for individuals looking to age in in place safely. Our vision is to bring communities together to identify and address gaps in senior care. Our current initiative, Grab the Bars, aims to prevent senior falls at home.
Not surprisingly, 80% of senior falls happen in the bathroom, but many of these falls could have been prevented with education and simple safety devices — saving money, dignity, and even lives of seniors across the country. Donate today to help keep more seniors safe or nominate a senior in need to receive grab bars.