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Staying Independent After a Fall

Staying Independent After a Fall

At 82, my mom had fallen twice before, so she was careful to avoid unnecessary risks. When she needed something from a high shelf, she asked my dad to get it for her. She drove, rather than walked most places. So when she fell for the third time, it took all of us completely by surprise.  “It wasn’t like I was out climbing Mount Everest,” mom recalled. “I was walking from the parking lot into the library”. She fell on her way to the front door. My mom’s biggest fear had always been falling if she was at home alone.  “This was in the middle of the day, in a public place,” she told me. “You’d think it would be easy to get help.” But Mom was on the ground for hours before so..

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After the Fall: How to Stay Safe Until Help Arrives

After the Fall: How to Stay Safe Until Help Arrives

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 you..

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That’s a Wrap: MyNotifi Debuts On National TV & Radio

That’s a Wrap: MyNotifi Debuts On National TV & Radio

We’re so excited to share the amazing technology and user experience of MyNotifi, that we’ve taken to the airwaves and your favorite news shows.   MyNotifi is MedHab’s next-gen wearable fall detection device. It’s going to bring safety and peace of mind to millions of seniors everywhere–but only if they know about it. That’s why we’re hitting Television screens and radio channels nationwide.   When people learn that MyNotifi not only detects falls and automatically calls for help, but that it does so without a landline or monthly subscription fee, they’re going to realize that MyNotifi is peace of mind and connection for the whole family.   Watch our live in..

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MyNotifi featured on Caregiver.com

MyNotifi featured on Caregiver.com

​Johnny Ross, the creator of MyNotifi, a brand new, mobile fall detection wearable, was selected for an exclusive interview with Gary Barg of Today’s Caregiver, an online magazine for family and professional caregivers. The topics were aging, independence, fall detection and technology. Ross had a chance to explain how the MyNotifi fall detection wearable works. He explained that MyNotifi is a technology game changer in an industry of push pendant necklaces, standard call centers, fees and stigmas. MyNotifi is a fashionable wristband or belt-clip wearable technology, which can automatically detect a fall, and doesn’t require a button to be pressed. It simply works. When a fall is detec..

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The Truth About Falling. Don't Fall for These Myths.

The Truth About Falling. Don't Fall for These Myths.

We’ve all heard the saying that ignorance is bliss, but that sure isn’t true when it comes to your health and safety. The more you know about the risks of falling, the better prepared you can be. But you may be surprised to discover there are some big myths out there when it comes to falling. MyNotifi went to work to debunk these 5 common myths! Myth #1: Falling is not a big deal. If I fall, I’ll just get up again. Fact: Sure, it’s true that some falls aren’t serious, but many falls are very serious and can be an indication that additional falls could follow. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal, and also fatal injuries for Americans over 65. And even if the injuri..

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MyNotifi Makes Fall Detection Better

MyNotifi Makes Fall Detection Better

MyNotifi® is a wearable device that detects if you fall, and summons help for you. It sends notifications to a list of neighbors, friends and family that you define, to let them know you may need their assistance. Falling and not being able to get up is a very real concern for seniors, and for good reason. Imagine the frustration and fear of lying on the floor in pain for hours or days, never knowing when help will arrive. Imagine walking into your loved one’s home and finding them in that terrible situation. MyNotifi is highly accurate in its ability to detect falls, because we know you absolutely depend on it to work, all the time. That’s why we’ve added several additional safety..

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Johnny Ross, creator of MyNotifi, is in the News

Johnny Ross, creator of MyNotifi, is in the News

​ Johnny Ross, the founder and CEO of MedHab, and creator of the MyNotifi fall detection device, was interviewed recently by the Standard-Times. He talked about the life-changing event in his life that inspired him to invent MyNotifi, the third of his company’s medical device products. MyNotifi is a fall detection device, designed to be worn on the wrist. It interfaces with the wearer’s smartphone. When MyNotifi detects a fall, it contacts a personalized list of friends and family to let them know that help may be needed. To learn more about Johnny and MyNotifi, read the full article. ..

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MyNotifi and National Senior Corps Association Join Forces for New Fall Prevention Program

MyNotifi and National Senior Corps Association Join Forces for New Fall Prevention Program

​ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Angelo, Texas – MedHab, creator of the wearable fall detection device MyNotifi, is pleased to offer NSCA and member affiliates (Senior Corps Programs, volunteers and clients) an opportunity to take part in a three-pronged fall prevention service strategy, which will include education, fall prevention, and research into fall prevention. “NSCA was founded on the shared belief that professional cooperation is the most effective approach in advocating for all Senior Corps projects,” said NSCA President, Donna Whitcomb. “MyNotifi provides yet another resource in helping our senior population live healthier, happier and more independent lives.” NSCA is a non..

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Top 25 Tips for an AGE-LESS Home!

Top 25 Tips for an AGE-LESS Home!

There’s No Place Like Home If you’re like most Americans, you want to continue living in your home as long as possible. In fact, 91% of seniors between 65 and 74, and 95% of seniors who are 75+, reported that they would prefer to age in place for as long as they can. Of course, as we age we can expect some potential physical or cognitive changes, and other limitations. And those could require slight modifications to make life easier. As we change with age, why shouldn’t our house change right along with us? The two biggest challenges: Keeping up with normal activities & tasks within the home. Avoiding falls. At MyNotifi, we know a lot about falls and fall pre..

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They Fell for Us, Over and Over Again!

They Fell for Us, Over and Over Again!

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams   When we developed the MyNotifi fall detection device, it wasn’t all at once. We knew it was going to be a process of learning, creating and innovating. First, we created an algorithm that could learn and therefore, help guide our development. Then we gave it a large number of experiences and data points to learn from. This required some hardy volunteers to help us collect data on how people fall by, well, falling for us.   After the engineers were done designing the components and electronics, our team of expert researchers developed the criteria ..

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