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What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help?

By | Emergency Response System, fall detection, FallAlert system, personal emergency response systems, Personal Medical Alarms

fall-alert-system-jupiter-flEven when a caregiver makes diligent efforts to prevent their elderly parent from falling, falls are often inevitable. Falls can result from a variety of conditions such as mobility, difficulty from arthritis, vertigo from poor circulation, negative reactions to medication, etc. Whatever the cause, more than one third of seniors will fall this year.

Personal emergency response systems can help by providing a “panic button” device that a senior can press if an accident occurs. But what happens if the senior is unconscious, forgets to wear the device, or is in shock from falling and simply forgets to press the button? In those cases, that “panic button” is essentially useless.

Fall detection sensors measure a person’s sway, orientation, and impact with surface.The senior clips on a chest strap or wrist band.

Because the strap comes in contact with the skin, the monitoring company and caregiver will know if the senior is wearing the device, or they forget to put it on.

A similar product is a pendant-style help button that can automatically place a call for help if it detects a fall.

These devices use sensors to constantly monitor a person’s movement and activities. It uses multiple sensors to constantly monitor a person’s movement by assessing height, orientation and accelerated movement to distinguish between normal activities and falls. For example, when a person is walking, sitting in chair or getting out of bed, the systems are monitoring those motions as normal activity. The LifeCall Automatic Fall Alert System measures the acceleration in changes in movement, as well as the person’s height and heart rate. When a person falls, the device automatically senses the acceleration of a movement and change in height. The monitoring system automatically activates and calls for emergency help, as well as contacting the caregiver.

This type of technology enables caregivers to take comfort in knowing their parent’s button will call for help, even if they can’t.

One out of every three seniors falls every year.

By | fall detection, FallAlert system, Uncategorized

fall-alert-system-fort-lauderdaleFalls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls every year. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million seniors were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors fall so much more frequently than younger people:

  • Lack of physical activity. Failure to exercise regularly results in poor muscle tone, decreased bone mass, loss of balance, and reduced flexibility.
  • Impaired vision . This includes age-related vision diseases, as well as not wearing glasses that have been prescribed.
  • Medications. Sedatives, anti-depressants, and anti-psychotic drugs, plus taking multiple medications are all implicated in increasing risk of falling.
  • Diseases. Health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis cause weakness in the extremities, poor grip strength, balance disorders and cognitive impairment.
  • Surgeries. Hip replacements and other surgeries leave an elderly person weak, in pain and discomfort and less mobile than they were before the surgery.
  • Environmental hazards. One third of all falls in the elderly population involve hazards at home. Factors include: poor lighting, loose carpets and lack of safety equipment.

However, falls are not an inevitable part of growing older. Many falls can be prevented by using a fall detection or FallAlert system as well as by making the home safer and using products that help keep seniors more stable and less likely to fall.

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