If you aren’t sure LifeFone’s medical alert systems are necessary for an older, independent adult in your family, you should take into consideration the startling facts about just how many seniors suffer serious health consequences because of a fall. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released numbers regarding the high incidence of slip and fall accidents in older adults, and those numbers were shocking.
Fully 25% of individuals who fall will suffer a serious injury of some kind, most often a head injury, hip fracture or severe bruising. The number of seniors who sustain serious injuries is even higher. Simple falls are the leading cause of injury -related death in older Americans. That means more seniors suffer accidental death from falling in their homes than they do in car crashes or any other type of accident. With many older adults living at home, that’s a sobering statistic. With a medical alert system in the home, seniors can summon help quickly if they do fall, helping to ensure they get treatment sooner and increasing the odds that they will experience a full recovery.
What is the likelihood that your older loved one will suffer a fall at home? Fifteen thousand older adults die from their injuries every year after falling, and nearly two million sustain injuries serious enough to require hospital care. Forty -six percent of fatal falls in older adults are caused by a traumatic brain injury; getting medical help quickly is crucial in these situations, when every minute counts.
With a complete medical alert system in the home, you can be sure that any time your loved one falls, they will be able to summon help immediately. All it takes is the touch of a button, and one of our specially trained emergency care specialists will contact local emergency personnel and family members or friends. An older person who wears a medical alert bracelet can easily contact LifeFone’s twenty-four hour service after they’ve fallen – everything they need is right there with them. For an added layer of security, our medical alarm buttons can be placed wherever you like, such as on a bedside table and in the bathroom.
Don’t let someone you love suffer because they fall and aren’t able to get immediate help. Get the LifeFone medical alert system and keep them safe in their home for years to come.