1 in 3 Canadians over the age of 65 will have a fall this year
According to Statistics Canada there are four million Canadians currently aged 65 years or older, and this number will reach six million by 2016. 1 in 3 of these seniors will have a fall each year, this year that number will represent 1.3 million falls. As seniors choose to remain in their own homes longer, we are seeing over 60% of these incidents and other injuries occurring within the home and surrounding areas.
What we should be asking ourselves about our own homes and those of our loved ones is “Are we prepared?”
This preparation includes several elements. The first thing to do is to take all precaution around the home such as:
• Ensure that rugs are securely taped to the floor, or remove them all together
• Add non skid strips to the bottom of the shower or tub
• Install hand rails
• Ask your local home care store what other tools may be beneficial for your particular situation.
All these precautions can help in limiting the amount of accidents around the home but there is no way to eliminate them all together. The key element in making your home or that of your loved one safe and to protect the well being of that person is to have a way to signal for help in case of any emergency. A Direct Alert Personal Emergency Response system is a must have for any senior living alone or who is alone at times. These systems are inexpensive, reliable and provide security and peace of mind for both the user and family members for less than 1 dollar a day.
“With an aging population on the rise and many of them choosing to live independently, ensuring that our loved ones have access to immediate help 24/7 is an important issue,” explains Direct Alert President, Gregory Kis. “Knowing that help is just a touch of a button away during an emergency situation provides peace of mind and reassures the entire family. It’s especially helpful for seniors even when they can’t get to a phone.”
How exactly does a Direct Alert Personal Emergency Response System work?
The Direct Alert system includes a lightweight emergency button that may be worn as a pendant around the neck, or as a wristband and a two-way wireless unit. In the event of an emergency, simply press the remote pendant help button to send an instant alert to the response center. Within seconds a professionally trained response agent, who has access to your personal files, will speak to you and assess your situation. If you cannot answer, the emergency response team will send help immediately – whether it is an ambulance, family member, friend, or neighbor and they stay on the line with you until help arrives.
Order your Direct Alert system now; mention CARP Savings receive your two first months of monitoring absolutely free. Direct Alert comes with a lifetime warranty and a no hassle 30 day money back guarantee. So try it for yourself or give the gift of safety and independence to those you love. Click here to order now or call 1-877-491-1767. This offer expires June 30th 2012.