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Fall Detection Devices and Systems for Seniors

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As people age, they become more prone to falling, especially as they reach retirement and beyond. Injuries, and falls in particular, for seniors is a serious medical concern in Canada. It can not only lead to broken bones and hospitalization, it could be life threatening for seniors, especially if they don’t have quick access to emergency assistance.

According to a recent report by the Public Health Agency of Canada, titled Seniors’ Falls in Canada falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related hospitalization each year, and it’s estimated that approximately 20-30% of seniors have a fall each year.

The report states there is an increasing “need for effective falls intervention initiatives targeted at older adults. Among seniors, falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations, and absolute numbers are on the rise. Falls can lead to negative mental health outcomes such as fear of falling, loss of autonomy and greater isolation, confusion, immobilization and depression.”

While prevention is a focal point, there is also a need to focus on the safety and well-being of seniors after a fall has taken place – an important reason for seniors to consider investing in a fall detection device for their home. You never know when a fall could happen, and taking all the measures possible to prevent the fall and get help if a fall occurs could minimize injuries and even save your life.

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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.

Why Seniors Require Fall Detection Devices and Systems

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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.

The Risks of Falling

What can happen when you fall? A lot more than most people realize. A fall can cause a slew of injuries, and the impact of these injuries could change your life and impact your health and well-being. A fall at home or in public could cause:

  • Broken bones – especially to the arm, wrist or hips.
  • Head injuries – These can be very serious, cause you to be knocked out and even cause a concussion.
  • Body soreness and strains – You could have muscle stiffness and require medical attention to get proper treatment.
  • Loss of confidence – Even if you are okay, falling could cause you to second guess yourself and have an impact on your activity level going forward.

Regardless of where you fall or the type of injury you sustain, getting help as soon as possible is the key to overcoming a fall. Having a fall detection device ensures you can get immediate access to emergency assistance at the click of a button, giving you the confidence in knowing that even if you do fall, you won’t be alone and help will be on the way.

The Benefits of Fall Detection Device and Systems

With the risk of falling at an all time high, there are certainly a number of important benefits of having a fall detection system at home, just in case.

  • Instant access to help: The biggest benefit of having a fall detection system is that you will have instant access to emergency assistance. The Life Assure Medical Alert systems feature touch of a button access to help.
  • Fall detection sensors: Our devices are compatible with fall detection. This means that if you have a fall, your device will immediately detect it, ensuring that help will be called, even if you are not in a state to do it yourself. This extra feature can go a long way to ensuring you get the help you need as fast as possible.
  • Peace of mind: Simply having the peace of mind in knowing you can get help if you need it will go a long way to helping you remain independent. It will also give you the confidence to do the things you enjoy without second guessing yourself. Finally, it will also give your family peace of mind in knowing you are cared for, just in case they can’t reach you in time.
  • Ease of use: We understand that technology can be a challenge for many seniors. The good news is that if you can use a telephone, you will have no problem installing and using our fall detection device. The instructions are simple to follow, and installation only takes a couple minutes of your time.

As you can see, there are many advantages of investing in a fall detection system, especially considering their affordability and variety of model options.
Protect yourself and get peace of mind in knowing that you have access to help at the click of a button with Life Assure Medical Alert.
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