Preventing falls in the elderly

falling-99184_640Falls and stumbles are the most common cause of people over 65 being admitted to hospitals in the UK. In fact, one out of three people over 65 years old will have a fall or a stumble and half of those will fall more than once a year. In addition, elderly who fall usually become more afraid of falling, and this fright can reduce their quality of life and their aptitude to do exercise often. That is why it is important to know how to avoid falls for the elderly.

Here are some tips for avoiding falls and stumbles:

  • Stay physically active
  • Have your eyes and hearing tested
  • Find out about the side effects of the medication you take
  • Non-slip mats in the bathroom
  • Stand up slowly
  • Good lighting
  • Move any clutter
  • Get help lifting heavy things
  • Use a cane or walker if your doctor says so

A fall can be very problematic, mainly for elderly people and their families. At Neat Group, we have created some technology to offer you and your family, the certainty that if anything happen there would be professional help immediately.

For example, a fall device can detect a fall and send an alarm to a telecare unit, which will alert a care team in case you need emergency services.

In this simple way, a telecare system can assure you someone is there ready to go your home and help in case you are unlucky enough to suffer a fall.

 

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