As people grow older the more chances of having falls become more common due to an aging body. That is why preventing falls are important and we have written a couple of blogs on how to reduce personal and environmental risks of falls. However for those that tend to wander around unassisted you can help prevent them from falling with alarm and sensors.
Falls prevention is an important aspect of every day life as falls can happen to anyone, not just elderly patients, and while we covered how to reduce your personal risk of falling today we’ll cover environmental risks as they are just as important as personal ones.
While falls can happen to anyone the older you grow the more common falls can become and as a result the more chance you can injure yourself. Most falls that occur happen in and around the home along in aged care facilities. However the good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to reduce your chances of falling and minimising injures should a fall occur.
Falls in older people are considered a very serious problem. According to the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society, around 30% of adults over the age of 65 experience a fall at least once a year.
The aftermath of a bad fall can be confronting, not to mention upsetting, as it is hard for the elderly and those that live with disability. However the question we want to answer today is how to get them back on their feet after that fall in a manner that is safe and dignified.