Getting older is a fact of life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, individuals 65 years and older make up about 14 percent of the total U.S. population. But with age can come tragedy.
Nearly one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year leading to hospital stays and all to often, death. The death toll of falling leads falls among the elderly to be the number one cause of death in the age bracket.
Beyond the death toll, the financial toll is enormous as well. According to the National Council on Aging, the financial cost of falls in 2013 alone was $34 billion. This number is projected to reach $67.7 billion by 2020.
Left unattended, falls all too often end in a preventable tragedy. A fall that knocks a person unconscious can lead to a stroke and dehydration a day later if the person is not found in time. A fall that fractures a hip can lead to a deadly infection if not treated promptly. A mother, father, friend or family can fall. No one is immune from falling.
Now whether you are elderly yourself or a parent or loved one is getting older, these sorts of tragedies are preventable. It is possible to intervene in case of a fall before someone dies or their life is changed forever. With a medical alert system, you or your loved one can alert emergency personnel to the situation immediately.
Protection Associates, Inc. seeks to protect your health and life. Because your security is personal to us, we provide state-of-the-art medical alert systems so you’re never left wondering whether help will come in time.
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