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DID YOU KNOW?
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.



    "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.