Re - sole - ute
supportive, no slip, hospital shoes
Footwear for the 85+ demographic to help prevent falls during hospitalization.
Footwear for the 85+ demographic to prevent falls during hospitalization.
THE GROWTH OF THE 85+ DEMOGRAPHIC
In the U.S. the 85 and older population is the fastest growing group in the country and
is projected to rise from 5.8 million today to 19 million in 2050.
OF THE U.S. POPULATION
ARE CHRONICALLY ILL
HAVE SUSTAINED A FALL
The risk of falling and sustaining an injury increases with age.
Being a woman increases those chances by 40%.
WHAT CAUSES FALLING?
Most falls are caused by the interaction of multiple risk factors.
The more risk factors a person has, the higher the likelihood of them sustaining a fall.
POOR GAIT & BALANCE
USE OF MEDICATIONS
Inappropriate footwear can cause loss of balance and bad gait and increase the risk of falling.
TOO WIDE OR SOFT
"Wearing something tat is comfortable
on the feet and not putting too much
pressure on points that might be sore."
"A shoe that I can put on and take off
easily...because putting on shoes and
taking off shoes is also quite a problem for me."
"Yeah, I tried several shoes.
I can't wear heavy ones,
I have to wear the light ones."
"I'm very limited.
I can hardly get my feet
"I tried wearing the gripper socks but did
not like them as they gave the foot no support
and make you feel uneasy on the feet."
THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKING
Ambulation is the post operative care of implementing light activity as soon as possible after surgery.
PHYSIOLOGICAL & PSYCOLOGICAL EFFECTS
Elevates oxygen blood
Reduces risk of developing
Prevents atrophy of the
muscles from inactivity
Boost confidence and feelings of independence
Kidney and intestine functions return to normal
WITH ALL THESE BENEFITS, WHY DOES TREATMENT DIFFER FOR 85+ SET?
That these patients
will fall again
Medicare penalizes for
Limited staff to accomp-any high risk patients
Fear of legal action
should a fall happen
80% of hospitalization
spend in bed