Fall Detection and Fall Prevention Among SeniorsFalls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors. So it's important for everyone to take falls seriously, and do everything possible to prevent falls in the home, and outside of the home.
Automatic Fall Detection (we call it "AutoFALL") is a proven technology that can initiate a call to our emergency response center when a fall is detected*. Here is how this device will work:
Imagine you are in the kitchen and you slip and you injured your hip. Now you have trouble standing up and need help, but no one is there. With automatic fall detection, the sensors in your fall detection pendant will register the fall and send a signal to our emergency response center*. Trough the speaker an EMT/EMD-Certified Operator will ask you "Mr/Mrs Jones this is the emergency response center, do you need help?" You can answer back, if that is not possible the operator will notify one of the persons on your emergency contact list, and/or dispatch EMS.
Have you ever had a slip or fall where you hurt yourself or had a hard time getting up?
If so, you're not alone. Last year 1 out of 3 seniors had a fall related injury, and 41% of those happened right there in their own home. That was definitely a time that you could have used a Medical Alert System because 1 out of 3 seniors have had a fall related injury, and 41% of those happened right there in their own home. (Go back to part of interruption)
* NOTE: Fall detector does not detect 100% of falls. If able, users should always push their help button when they need assistance. Learn more on our Fall Detection FAQ page for how automatic fall detection works.