With an aging population both the number of slip and falls and the costs to treat fall injuries is increasing. In 2012, in the USA alone, emergency departments treated 2.4 million non fatal fall injuries among older adults; more than 800,000 of these patients had to be hospitalized because of a slip or fall injury. No Skidding® products are preferred by hospitals and senior care around the world to lessen potential slip and falls. From the world famous Bellevue Hospital in New York City which was founded in 1736 and is the oldest public hospital in the USA, to the world renowned Mayo Clinic, No Skidding® anti-slip solutions are preferred in the healthcare sector for their ease of application, quality and competitive pricing.
Over 8,000,000 people are treated for slip & fall related injuries per year in the USA alone - NCIPC, CDC, CPSC joint study. A solution: No Skidding® Anti Slip Treatment, product no. 90378 shown being applied outside a walk in clinic in Florida to address slippery-when-wet ceramic tile.
Each year, millions of people 65 and older are treated in emergency departments because of falls. Fall injuries are among the 20 most expensive medical conditions. The average hospital cost for a fall injury is over $30,000. These same hospitals need to ensure that their facilities are safe for all patients, not just those injured by a slip and fall. Our anti-slip solutions are used by many hospitals globally for this reason.
Senior Care & Long Term Care
In the USA alone, every second of every day an older adult slips or falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. Older Americans experienced 29 million falls causing seven million injuries and costing an estimated $31 billion in annual Medicare costs in the US (CDC). Our anti-slip products, including our anti-slip bathmats, slip resistant strips, anti-skid treatments, anti-slip tapes, anti-slip coatings and FRP step covers are used at senior care and adult living facilities in Canada, the US and internationally to address this staggering statistic.