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Falls Are a Serious Concern for Seniors

As we get older, having a fall can have more severe consequences. Seniors are not as nimble as they once were, it can cause more serious injuries, and it can have an impact on our psyche.

Falls and fall-related injuries are a serious issue in Canada for people of all ages, but especially for seniors who are more prone to falls and experiencing more severe injuries as a result. According to a report by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Seniors’ Falls In Canada:

“Falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors, and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year. Falls and associated outcomes not only harm the injured individuals but also affect family, friends, care providers and the health care system. However, we do know that these personal and economic costs can be avoided through injury prevention activities.”

Therefore, it’s important for seniors to take action and do things that will protect them in case of a fall. Many are turning to fall alerts for seniors as a way to ensure they can get the help they need after experiencing a fall. While you may not be able to prevent all falls from happening, you can have a plan in place to get help when a fall occurs – this is the major benefit of having a fall alert for seniors.

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Fall-Related Injuries Are on the Rise

Fall-related injuries and the sheer number of falls are on the rise in Canada. According to the report:

“In 2003, there were 178,755 older Canadians who reported an injury related to a fall, which translates to a rate of 47.2 per 1,000 population... In 2009/2010, this number had increased significantly to 256,011 with a rate of 57.5 per 1,000… This represents a 43% increase in the number of individuals who reported a fall-related injury from 2003 to 2009/2010.”

And these are the stats for the falls that were reported. There are likely thousands of additional instances of senior falls that go unreported each year. With the number of falls on the rise, it’s not only important to learn about how to prevent falls, but also be realistic, understand that you could have a fall, and when it does happen, have a plan in place to get emergency assistance as soon as possible.

Tips to Prevent Falls

Understanding the most common situations where falls happen and tips for preventing these falls is a first step to make things safer for seniors. Whether you live at home or in an assisted living facility, the following tips can reduce the odds of you experiencing a fall:

  • Know your physical limitations and don’t try to do things that are too much for you
  • Be careful when getting in and out of the shower
  • Have grip bars installed in your bathroom and other relevant areas of your home
  • Mind your footwear, and always wear something that provides good grip and traction
  • Eliminate the tripping hazards in your home
  • Take extra care when going up or down stairs
  • Be extra careful when walking outside during the winter

These simple and common sense tips often get overlooked, and it’s important to remind yourself or an older family member of these tips on a regular basis.

Be Proactive – Get a Fall Alert for Seniors

While prevention is the first phase to keeping safe and preventing falls, being proactive is the second. Being proactive by purchasing a fall alert for seniors is more than worth the investment. The truth is that you never know when you could fall, even if you take all the steps for prevention. Since it happens so fast, it can be difficult for you to get your bearings, or get access to a phone, or call for help, which can be a very scary situation.

A fall alert for seniors ensures you are cared for when you can’t care for yourself. This is what makes it such an important device. The second you have a fall (and you are wearing the fall detection pendant), our operators at Life Assure will immediately be notified of a potential fall. We will connect with you to see if you are okay. If you don’t respond, we will immediately send help to your location to assist you.

The simple fact that you know we will be notified if you fall will give you the peace of mind in knowing that help is on the way. It will also give your family members peace of mind in knowing that you have safety measures in place, just in case you have a fall.

How a Fall Alert for Seniors Can Help Minimize the Effects of Fall Injuries

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Time is always an extremely important factor during a medical situation, and falls are no different. Every minute counts, and the more severe your injury is, the more important it is that you get help as soon as possible. Broken bones, head injuries, and other serious issues all need to be addressed immediately to minimize the effects and help you start on the path to recovery.

Our fall alert for seniors helps to minimize the effects of your injuries by ensuring you get access to help as soon as possible. As soon as you fall, help will be on the way and you will get the medical attention you need.

Get Your Fall Alert for Seniors Today!

Are you tired of worrying about what could happen if you have a fall? Worried about not being able to get to the phone to call for help? Get a fall alert for seniors and put your mind at ease. If you fall, we will ensure that help is on the way, and you will get the care you need, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Contact Life Assure Medical Alert for additional information on fall alerts for seniors, and one of our trained representatives can help you with your questions and concerns. We look forward to talking with you!

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