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.
Slips and falls in the home are hazardous for anyone, but they can be life-threatening for older people. Around 100,000 Australians over the age of 65 are admitted to hospitals as a result of falls. Of those injured, 74% suffered hip-fractures, however it was also reported that 22% suffered from head injuries .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 either with our fall detection pendant or by 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:
- NSW Falls Prevention
- QLD Health – Stay on your feet
- Victorian Government – Aged Care in Victoria
- Falls SA
- Aged Care Australia