fallsFalls Happen.  Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death.

Did You Know?

  • 33% of people aged 65-80 fall annually.
  • 40% of people age 80+ fall annually.
  • 50% of these falls go unreported.
  • Every 17 seconds an older adult will be hospitalized after falling.
  • 6.3 billion dollars= the annual cost of fall-related emergency care for seniors.

Fall Prevention Checklist

Around The House:

  • Arrange furniture for ease of movement
  • Purchase socks and slippers with grip on the bottom
  • Keep appliance cords out of the way or tie with twist ties
  • Move commonly used items within reach on low shelves
  • Use carpets and rugs with skid proof backing

In The Bathroom:

  • Install grab bar in shower or next to bathtub
  • Use wall-mounted soap dispenser
  • Use non-slip mats or carpet
  • Use raised toilet seat
  • Install hand held showerhead

For Steps & Stairs

  • Install handrails on stairs and pathways
  • Apply bright colored tape to steps
  • Install bright lighting
  • Secure carpets with tacks or nails
  • Keep free of clutter

Maintain your independence. In the event of falls or other emergencies, a medical alert system provides 24/7 assistance at the push of a button.

Your friends at AmeriCare HomeCare are proud distributors of the LifeAid Medical Alert System

How it works:

  1. Press your help button
  2. Care specialists are ready to assist you
  3. EMS is contacted and dispatched. The care specialist will stay on the line until help arrives.

Flexible Options:

At home, the LifeAid system provides 24/7 help at the push of a button. No landline? No problem! The LifeAid system works even for customers without a traditional landline.

And on the go, the LifeAid system has a mobile solution with GPS that helps identify your location in the event of an emergency.

Benefits of the LifeAid System:

  • No long-term contracts
  • No hidden fees
  • Price Lock Guarantee
  • 24/7 Customer Assistance

 

For more information or to place an order:

Call AmeriCare HomeCare 919-942-2840 Today!