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..
Help, I haven’t fallen….but I need HELP!
I’m not normally someone who likes to ask for help, or even talk about my health. My personal business is my personal business. But, I have to tell you about this one time that I had to admit I really needed help, and what happened after.
So, about a year ago, I fell. It just happened one time, and I didn’t think much of it. But my wife sure worried about me, so when she heard about MyNotifi automatic fall detection and help device, she got me one. It’s a tiny gadget that clips to my belt, and most of the time I forget I even have it on.
Well, last week I was having some back problems. I was sitting on my recliner with a heati..
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..
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..