A high number of emergency (911) calls are made for older folks who fall, with many patients not subsequently transported to a hospital; however, ambulance crews do not generally have protocols or training to fully treat people at home, and systems for referral are rare.
The quality and safety of current practice has been debated. For the first time, the short‐term outcomes of older people left at home by emergency ambulance crews after a fall are not as hard to pin down. Facts indicate that a large number of patients who refuse ambulance transportation are still in need of medical treatment.
This highlights the importance of an urgent care facility’s ability to assess and follow up with people of all ages after an at home accident, or a fall. By visiting an urgent care facility, odds of a complete and healthy recovery are increased.
If you have an accident at home, or fall in your home, visit the Gridley’s urgent care at Families First Health Center. We have X-Ray machines on our premises and we can provide the care you need to recover quickly from any scratches, breaks or sprains.