Life is short stay alert
According to CDC one in three seniors fall every year and falling once doubles the chances of falling again.
- One out of 5 falls causes a serious injury.
- Every year more than 2.5 million people are treated for emergencies due to fall.
- At least 700K people get admitted into hospitals due to fall resulting in hip or head injury
- 95% of Hip fractures are caused due to falling sideways
- Falls are the most common reason for traumatic brain injuries.
- Direct medical costs for fall injuries are $34 billion annually and hospital costs account for two third of that.
Major factors for senior falls:
Major causes of falls in seniors are due to vision problems, lack of physical activity, osteoporosis, chronic conditions, medications and safety at home. New England Journal of Medicine indicates that seniors that do fall in their own homes and cannot even reach a phone will remain on the floor incapacitated on an average of 18 hours.
Vision: It is important to wear the glasses that are prescribed and re-examining every two years to make sure the current eye glasses fits your needs.
Lack of Physical Activity/Osteoporosis: Lack of physical activity can lead to major problems like loss of balance, bone mass or even poor muscle tone. Osteoporosis causes the bones to be brittle and a fall can result in fracture. Installing support handles at the frequently visited places like bath rooms, bed rooms and kitchens can help them control their balance.
Medications: Some drugs can make you drowsy and lead to fall. It is often important to follow the guidelines of the prescription after taking the medications.
Chronic Conditions: Chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia can often impair their ability to think and act safely.
How VEESAG Smart Fall detection device/watch (MPERSENS) can help seniors:
Protection Everywhere: VEESAG Smart Watch MPERSENS works anywhere in the world where there is cellular signal and it is unique from many other devices which works within 300 feet away from the base. Falls can happen anywhere when the seniors are on the move. So MPERSENS provides safety not just at homes.
Always on Wrist: Unlike many other medical alert systems VEESAG Smart watch is strapped to the body so there is no risk of losing the device due to fall.
Automatic Fall Detection Sensors: Automatic fall detection sensors can generate alarm to family members/care givers and even inform support center based on the preferences that were setup in the portal.
One Touch Emergency: Seniors can speak to the remote monitoring station through the watch. There is no need to press a button to accept the call when the call is from the pre-programmed number and speak through the built-in speaker phone.
Location Reporting: Once a fall is detected or when the location reporting is turned on, call center or family members can locate the precise location so that immediate help can be provided by dispatching emergency personal personally or through call center.
Medication Reminder: Medication reminder in the watch can alert the wearer about the medicines that they have to take and reducing the risk of falls due to missing the dosage or even alerting the emergency personal about the recent medicines taken which might be the cause of the fall.
Diet & Fitness Reminders: Diet and fitness reminders can be set remotely on the watch and wearer can stay healthy by following the regimen and keeping up good health reducing the risk of fall.
Conclusion: From workable solution and it’s well thought of features, VEESAG supports the wearer not just at homes but hundreds of miles away from home providing a better safety and security to seniors that fall down and can’t get up on their own. VEESAG helps by coaching them with pre-emptive measures and trying to avoid the fall while helping them to keep up with good health. VEESAG MPERSENS is not just a medical alert device or personal emergency response device, it much more than the latest mobile personal emergency response devices that are available in the market.