Fall Detection Devices Support Prevention
Naturally, you want to avoid a fall if possible. However, even if you take all the necessary steps to prevent a fall, such as being extra careful on the stairs, installing additional grip for your flooring and other surfaces, and using high quality footwear, you never know when a fall could happen. Fall detection devices are the perfect supporting device when prevention steps fall short, and focusing on both ensures that you are ready to handle all situations.
Falls are on the rise. According to the report, self-reported injuries as a result of a fall have risen 43% between 2003 and 2010, making it more important than ever for seniors to take falls serious and have a plan in place, just in case they fall. Having a fall detection device is something that more and more seniors are seeing the value in, especially as they get older and more prone to serious fall-related injuries.
Having a fall detection device is more important as you age. According to the study, as you age, fewer and fewer seniors are fall free. In fact, only one-third of seniors aged 65-69 are free from a fall, and only 13.6% of seniors aged 80-84 are fall free. By the time you reach 90, about 98% of all seniors have had a fall-related incident.