Who needs one?2022-07-21T15:30:22+10:00

Who needs one? The case for medical alarms.

Highly recommended for seniors

A Personal Medical Alarm is highly recommended for most seniors and absolutely essential for people who suffer from a list of many, common medical conditions and disabilities.

Medical alert pendant for elderly

People with these conditions are at risk from falls or the sudden onset of acute symptoms or deterioration in their existing condition.

Returning home from hospital

It is also recommended in many circumstances by nurses and carers for those senior people recently discharged from hospital.

Who is at risk of a fall at home?

When it comes to falls the statistics are perhaps surprising. Most people don’t know that 1 in 3 people over 65 years have a substantial fall in any given year.1

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in people aged over 65.2

60% of falls occur at home. They usually occur when getting out of a chair, bed or when going to the toilet.2

The estimated average total hospital stay due to an injurious fall by an older person is 15 days.5

Frequent falling

Those who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again4. The risk of falls increases proportionally with age. At 80 years, over half of seniors fall annually.

Why do seniors fall?

Older people are at increased risk because normal ageing often involves worsening balance, eyesight, muscle tone & slower reaction times.

Unable to get up after falling

For the elderly who fall and are unable to get up on their own, the period of time spent immobile often affects their health outcome. Muscle cell breakdown starts to occur within 30-60 minutes of compression due to falling. Dehydration, pressure sores, hypothermia, and pneumonia are other complications that may result.

Getting help after a fall

Getting help after an immobilizing fall improves the chance of survival by 80% and increases the likelihood of a return to independent living.

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What are the statistics for falls for people aged 65 and over?

Medical personal alarm for elderly seniors - fall statistics

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like call alert - the livelife personal alarm calls 3 friends or family‘The Patient Who Falls’: American Medical Association, Vol 303, no.3, 2010.

panic alarms for elderly call 3 friends or family‘Falls Prevention for Older People’, Better Health Channel.

personal alarm systems help elderly get assistance after falls‘Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community’(Review)’, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Lamb SE, Gates S, Cumming RG, Rowe BH, The Cochrane Collaboration, Issue 4, 2009.

elderly people at risk of falls could benefit from a personal safety alarm system‘A Guide to Preventing Falls for Older People’, Commonwealth of Australia, 2007.

who needs a personal medical alarm system?‘Hospitalisations Due to Falls in Older People 2005-2006’, Bradley C and Harrison JE (2007) 2003-04. 2003-04. Injury research and statistics series number 32, (AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 96) Adelaide: AIHW.


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