If your loved one has recently fallen, we want you to know they aren’t alone. The fact is, one out of every three seniors fall each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the number one cause of injuries for older Americans each year. These statistics help gain perspective as to why falling is a major concern, not only for you but for your loved one as well.
Many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, while others, especially if they find themselves unexpectedly in an empty home, find it to be a difficult transition. Besides not having the companionship of another person, living alone also means you don’t have someone to help you around the house with simple chores.
Most of us have grandparents, parents or an elderly neighbor and we know that a fall is dangerous for older adults. The CDC reports that falls for those 65 years of age and older are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. Statistics from Yale University School of Medicine show that one out of three older adults fall each year and the incidence of falls is increasing.
We haven’t addressed safety for farmers in the past but realize that with planting season just around the corner, it’s an important topic. Farming is a potentially hazardous profession. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of safety hazards ranging from environmental hazards to vehicle rollovers, heat exposure, falls, equipment related injuries, grain bin accidents, chemicals and more.
The fall detection pendant is constantly detecting your movements. The Fall Detection pendant contains tiny sensors that can detect changes in motion, as well as changes in the height of the pendant. These sensors are sampled up to 100 times per second, and they are monitored in real-time to detect tiny changes in motion that you may make.
Medical alert industry professionals are being bombarded with news about “fall detection technology” from many sources and as a caregiver, you may be seeing this information as well. What this technology claims to do it be a failsafe for individuals who, even though they may be wearing medical alert pendants, might be unable to push the button. Fall detection technology claims it will call for help if it detects the senior has fallen and can’t push a button because he is incapacitated. This may sound ideal, but the technology has been shown to be less than reliable and also has limited functionality.