Study reveals leading cause of premature deaths

| 26 May 2015

A Victorian study has revealed that over 80% of premature deaths in aged care facilities are from falls. The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine found that increasing rates of dementia and frailty in an ageing population were causing a greater incidence in falls related deaths.

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Tags: aged care, ageing population, falls, health and safety, research, residential aged care

Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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