As we age, falling becomes a bigger fear and it’s not unrealistic to be concerned. Studies show that one in four people between 65 and 74 will fall each year. That number goes up to one in three for people 75+. And if you’ve fallen once, your odds are increased for falling again.
Falling can lead to serious injuries, loss of independence and costly medical bills. When you’re unable to get up or get help quickly, that “long lie” makes the situation even more dangerous. Untended injuries, dehydration, anxiety and elevated blood pressure increase the risks that a fall will lead to hospitalization, nursing home admission, and even death.
But there are some things you can do to keep yourself safe in case of a fall:
And the best tip of all:
Get MyNotifi - MyNotifi is a wearable device that automatically detects if you’ve fallen, and contacts a list of your family and friends to let them know you may need help. MyNotifi is worn clipped to your belt, or on your wrist. It works automatically, so you don’t need to be conscious, mobile, or able to use a phone to get help when you need it. There are no monthly fees. No call centers. If your MyNotifi detects that you've fallen, it contacts family and friends that you'e selected. And MyNotifi does even more than that. Should you need help for any reason, tapping repeatedly on your MyNotifi lets you request assistance any time, for any reason. It works with your smartphone, so it goes with you, wherever you go.
Stay independent. Stay safe. And stay in charge, with MyNotifi. Find out more at www.mynotifi.com.
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