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    "For elderly people who live alone, becoming incapacitated and unable to get help is a common event which usually marks the end of their ability to live independently."

        - The New England Journal of Medicine - June, 1996

 

From various research studies and medical journal reports:

Ø      After the age of 65 there is only a 50% chance of someone being able to get up after a fall.

Ø      Each year more than one third of all community-dwelling elderly will experience a fall.

Ø      With advancing age, not only does the number of falls climb, but the number of falls with injuries increases as well.

Ø      One study found that falls were a major reason for 40% of nursing home admissions.

Ø      Falls are the number one cause of accidental death for persons over the age of 65.

Ø      More than 90% of all hip fractures result from a fall.

Ø      Patients who suffer a hip fracture often do not return to their previous level of functioning, and their debility places them at risk for institutionalization.

Ø      Millions of senior citizens living at home with multiple chronic conditions can benefit from immediate intervention in a health emergency - intervention that can be initiated by a home medical alert system.

Ø      Response to a medical emergency, and especially one that involves the heart, that is delayed more than one hour can greatly increase the probability of death or serious permanent health impairment.

 

Remember the Golden Hour Rule:

In emergency medicine what is known as the ‘Golden Hour’ is the first sixty minutes after the occurrence of a multi-system trauma. It is widely believed by the medical community that one’s best chance of satisfactory recovery from a medical emergency is greatest if they receive appropriate and definitive care within that first Golden Hour.