Every year, more than 1/3 of seniors 65 or older will experience a fall at home. If you are alone and unable to move, you can spend hours, or even days, on the ground waiting for help. Serious injuries need to be treated immediately, and the more hours left alone, lessens the chance of recovery. A fall or medical issue can be so severe that getting immediate help is the difference between life and death. A medical alert system, ensures that you or your loved one is protected 24/7. Research has found the fear of falling causes many seniors to change their daily activities and sometimes limit activity levels. When you limit your mobility you actually increase your chances of falling and risk severe depression. The Advantage Alert medical alert system provides confidence and peace of mind to seniors, and their families. Feeling confident knowing you are protected, leads to increased mobility, a more fulfilling lifestyle and independence.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security
9-1-1 Statistics – National Emergency Number Association
Why Are So Many Americans Dying Young? – The Atlantic
Fall Prevention – National Council on Aging
The Golden Hour – the sooner trauma patients reached definitive care—particularly if they arrived within 60 minutes of being injured—the better their chance of survival.
While we can’t prevent an emergency from occurring, what is seldom realized is that it isn’t always the emergency itself that results in debilitating injuries, but the fact that the sufferer lays unattended for long periods of time. Advantage Alert provides help with the easy push of a button, allowing for early intervention and providing seniors with the opportunity for independence and peace of mind.
According to the National Council on Aging, up to one-fourth of Americans aged 65 and older will fall at least once per year. This equates to one senior being treated in an emergency room for a slip or fall-related accident every 11 seconds. A senior will die from a slip or fall every 19 minutes, and falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and non-fatal trauma in American seniors. Obviously, there is a significant need for improved safety, and medical alert systems provide exactly that.Myth 1:
Falling happens to other people, not to me.
Reality: Many people think, “It won’t happen to me.” But the truth is that 1 in 4 older adults fall every year in the U.S.
Your senior alert system saved my Dad’s life within the first month of starting the service. After having a fall, he was able to press his button and get help within minutes.
I ordered your system for my Mom almost three weeks ago, and just recently she suffered from a heart attack. Because she was on the ground there would have been no way for her to call 911 without her button. She pressed it and an ambulance was outside almost immediately. She is now recovering and making progress.
I wasn’t sure about ordering your system because I didn’t think that I needed it. That was almost two years ago, and since then I’ve fallen twice. Because of being able to press my emergency button, I didn’t have to spend hours on the floor with a broken hip just waiting for someone to find me. I can’t thank you enough.
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