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Celebrate National Fall Prevention Awareness Day with MyNotifi by MedHab

by Laura Mitchell | Posted in MyNotifi Blog | No comments yet. | 1357 views on this post

The Critical Holiday that Nobody is Talking About

What’s the most important day of the year? Some may choose a special holiday, a birthday or anniversary, or maybe even a day we get to sleep in an extra hour.

 

We found another very important holiday that we will be celebrating this year.

 

You see, at MyNotifi® we spend much of our time thinking of ways to advocate for and improve the lives of seniors. So, naturally when we learned that the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has deemed September 22nd National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, we were excited to spread the word.

 

Falls are one of the top drivers leading to Assisted Living. Does this surprise you? It shouldn’t. Falling can have very serious consequences, and it happens far more frequently than one might expect.

 

The statistics are sobering. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA):

 

  • Every year, 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ will experience a fall.
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the Emergency Room for a fall.
  • Falls in adults aged 65+ are the leading cause of head injuries and broken hips.

Fortunately we’re beginning to understand more about how to prevent falls. We know that it’s never too early or too late to start taking preventative action. And we know that the number one best way to prevent falls is exercise. But not just any exercise. The best exercises for fall prevention help improve balance, improve flexibility and range of motion, and improve strength. That’s why MyNotifi® is pre-set with 38 exercises designed to enhance range of motion of the upper and lower extremities, as well as to increase overall strength. This will help stop preventable falls. And if a fall does happen, MyNotifi® can detect it and alert the caregiving network.

How MyNotifi® works for the Individual?

MyNotifi® is a colorful bracelet that can track the individual’s range of motion, provide exercises and detect falls. A simple-to-use exercise smart phone app, with arm, leg and core strength training, will improve balance, strength and coordination. This aids in the prevention of potential falls. If a fall happens, the MyNotifi® app alerts all the designated caregivers for further action.

How MyNotifi® works for the Caregiver?

Each designated individual simply downloads the MyNotifi® app and joins the wearer’s caregiving team. They can track the loved one’s fitness or physical therapy progress and be alerted of a potential fall.

This year, celebrate National Fall Prevention Day in the best way possible, by providing peace of mind and prevention in one package. Learn more about how MyNotifi® can help your family.

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