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The risk is real

One in three people over 65 will experience a fall each year.

HealthCare Professionals

Helping with patient falls

Healthcare professionals often recommend VitalCall after patients experience a fall, or health incident. VitalCall offers your patients reassurance and assistance should any health incident occur at home.

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Slips and falls in the home are hazardous for anyone, but they can be life-threatening for older people. On average, 83,800 Australians over the age of 65 are admitted to hospitals every year as a result of falls. Of those injured, about one-third suffer at least one fracture.¹

Falls represent the most common and serious type of accident among older people, and many of these injuries are directly attributed to poor sight. In a recent study, Professor Stephen Lord found that as many as 45% of research participants who were multiple fallers had poor eyesight.²

A simple way to help people cope with the risks of fall-related injuries at home is to use VitalCall. VitalCall enables people who have been injured, fallen or become ill in their homes to call for help simply by pressing a button.

We recommend that elderly patients speak to their local doctor or therapist about preventing falls at home. Here you'll find valuable information to help them stay safe:

1 Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2009–10 Published 2013; ISSN 1444-3791
2 http://www.visibility.org.uk/what-we-do/research/#Falls Help the Aged; Visual risk factors for falls in older people, Professor Stephen Lord
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