CEO Mark Rodgers Urges Appropriations Committee to Fully Fund the National
Injury Prevention Program
WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samarion CEO Mark Rodgers applauds Congress for passing the Safety for Seniors Act of 2008 and urges lawmakers to provide the necessary funding for the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) Injury Center to fully implement this critical fall prevention initiative.
"Millions of the nation's elderly, and their families, suffer the terrible consequences of falls each year," said Rodgers, "and while more than $19 billion is spent annually after-the-fact, the impact on these frail seniors cannot be measured in dollars alone. As a nation, we must do more to prevent these falls from occurring and reverse this serious healthcare crisis."
Samarion joins more than 30 national policy organizations calling on Congress to fully fund the Safety for Seniors Act of 2008, signed into law by President George W. Bush in late April. Now titled Public Law 110-202, the act will develop education strategies to raise awareness about elder falls, encourage research to identify at-risk populations and evaluate falls interventions, and very importantly, support fall prevention demonstration projects.
"Right now, new technologies are demonstrating their effectiveness at actually preventing falls from occurring in the first place," continued Rodgers. "Funding the CDC's Injury Center will provide the means to roll out important pilot programs to validate these promising fall prevention technologies."
Samarion is the developer of SamarionSolution(SM), the nursing home and assisted living industry's Enterprise Quality Improvement System, including restraint-free fall prevention, wandering and elopement prevention, abuse and neglect prevention, and family and community communications providing dramatically improved quality of life for the elderly and their caregivers.
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