Help When it is Needed:
Many elderly adults who live alone have a fear of being stuck and disabled to reach out to call for help. Loved ones can help by regularly checking on their parents or grandparents, but if there is a medical emergency, even checking in once a day may not be enough. If you resolve to provide an elderly parent with more consistent attention, consider a Medical Alert System (Alerts 911) that will give them the ability to call for help with the touch of a button. A Personal Emergency Response System is no substitute for visits and calls from kids and grand kids, but can provide a greater confidence in seniors and their loved ones, that Alerts 911 will be there when needed.
- Do you live alone?
- Are you Handicapped?
- How is your mobility and motor skills?
- Do you have bad eyesight?
- Have a tendency to lose balance easily?
- Are you prone to have an accident?
- Did you recently have surgery?
- Have you recently been injured?
If you have answered yes to any of the questions listed above, then Alerts 911 Medical Alert Systems is right for you.
How Big is the Problem?
- One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.
- Among older adults (those 65 or older), falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
- 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized.
- The direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, was $30.0 billion.
What Outcomes are Linked to Falls?
- 20-30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, or head traumas. These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently, and increase the risk of early death.
- Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI accounts for 46% of fatal falls among older adults.
- Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls. The most common are fractures of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.
- Many people who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling. This fear may cause them to limit their activities, which leads to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness, and in turn increases their actual risk of falling.
HOW TO CALL FOR HELP!!
Simply push your Alerts 911 Personal Help Button. You will get an added layer of protection as it will automatically place a call for help if it detects a fall and you are unable to push your button. Notifies the Police, Paramedics, Family, and Fire Dept.
Hear a Reassuring Voice:
No matter the time or day, a trained Alerts 911 Response Associate will answer your call, access your profile, and assess the situation.
After assessing the situation, our associate will contact a neighbor, family member, or emergency services based on your specific needs, and follow-up to confirm help has arrived.