My mom fell.
Such a simple sentence. Three words.
But, it’s like the dividing line between before and after. It happened about a year ago. She fell in the icy grocery store parking lot. She was on the ground between two cars. It was the middle of the afternoon, and while it wasn’t super busy, there were definitely people around. None of them saw her, and none of them heard her. She was so afraid - of freezing to death, of being run over if the other car didn’t notice her and backed out. And she was in so much pain. She lay there for nearly 40 minutes, until the owner of a neighboring car came out of the store and thankfully noticed her.
Physically, it could have been so much wo..
Most people know that as we age, the risk of falling increases. About one in four people aged 65 and over fall each year, and that risk grows as people reach their 70s and 80s. You may not be aware that the risk for falling also increases when you travel. Navigating unfamiliar places, perhaps at night when visibility is poor, or while fatigued, or while carrying luggage or bulky packages, increase the risk of tripping or getting off balance. Even something as routine as getting up to use the bathroom is more risky in an unfamiliar place.
The first rule of thumb is to invest in a MyNotifi emergency alert device and fall detection, that will automatically alert family and fri..
Falls are a dangerous health epidemic, particularly among our aging population. So, when we learned that the National Council on Aging has designated the first day of fall (September 22nd) as National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, we wanted to spread the word.
You see, at MyNotifi headquarters, fall prevention and fall protection is always on our mind. MyNotifi has spent the past few years perfecting an automatic fall detection wearable technology designed to alert family and friends if a fall occurs. But, MyNotifi is more than just fall detection. The MyNotifi app can also guide the wearer through a series of movements and range-of-motion training videos to potentially decreas..
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..
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..
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!
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..
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..
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.
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..
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.
At MyNotifi, we know a lot about falls and fall pre..