Did you know that once someone has a fall, their risk of having another fall doubles? And that for every ten people that have a fall, six won’t be able to live alone again once recovered?
Falls can be detrimental to everybody, particularly for people as they get older. Falls drastically change the lives of the thousands of Australians who fall every year.
The first hour after someone has a fall is known as the Golden Hour. It is of utmost importance to receive medical attention within this hour. If it isn’t received within the hour, hospitalisation is almost always required. In fact, the length of time the person who has fallen stays in the hospital is generally much longer than those of other injuries.
After the first hour passes without assistance, initial injuries from the fall, such as any sprains or fractures, begin to worsen.
There’s no need to fear though – there are ways to receive fast medical attention.
If the fallen person is unable to reach a phone or yell out for help, emergency alert response systems are the perfect solution.
Those who have fallen who have emergency alert response systems can quickly get in contact with our expert Care Team. This Care Team is available 24/7, so whether someone has fallen in the middle of the night or early in the morning, the Care Team will be there.
After contacting the Care Team, they will then notify the emergency services if required. Typically, the person who has fallen receives ambulance attention within fifteen minutes. This means the fallen person is lying on the floor for less time, and are less likely to endure severe physical and physiological injuries, and spend less time in hospital.
Not only do personal response systems provide quality care and assistance, but also provide peace of mind and comfort for the user and their loved ones.
At APERS, we understand that keeping your loved ones safe is the most important thing in the world.
For more information about our personal medical alarms, please call 1300 852 148 or send us a message via our website.