Falls Happen Everywhere. Prepare Yourself with a Fall Alert Bracelet.

A fall alert bracelet can recognize falls when they happen, then immediately call for help. The fall alert technology from Alert1 is designed to recognize the difference between normal and abnormal movements. If one of our members experiences a fall while wearing a fall detection devices, they won’t need to worry about calling an operator on their own – the pendant will do it for them. 

Still, not all seniors are keen on the idea of wearing a medical alert system. In many cases, this is because they may not recognize how useful a device can be. If your elderly friend has never experienced a fall, they likely don’t understand the importance of receiving quick, compassionate help.

It can help to remind these folks that falls happen everywhere, both inside and outside the house. Falls can even happen in the most unexpected of places. The best way to prevent serious injury is to wear an alert system in a way that feels comfortable to the user. In many cases, this entails investing in a fall alert bracelet.

Unexpected Places Falls Can Happen

Falls can happen anywhere and at any time. Still, some parts of the home are more prone to causing falls than others. According to a World Health Organization report, most falls happen in the bedroom, in the kitchen, and in the dining room. However, there are other places in the home that, while less susceptible to accident, are dangerous if a senior does not have a fall alert bracelet.

·         Hallways: Surprisingly, flat surfaces in the home are the most opportune for falls to occur. Hallways are places of movement – walking to and from rooms, heading to a staircase, or using a closet. As such, they are among the most common spots for falls. This may be surprising for some seniors, as bathrooms and kitchens seem to pose the greater risk. In most cases, the hallway to those rooms is often the greater danger.

·         Stairs: Interestingly, stairs are among the least common places for falls to happen in the home. This is likely because older people with significant mobility impairments tend to avoid stairs by using ramps or lifts. But however avoidable stairs may be, they can still pose a risk to even the most mobile senior.

·         Ladders: Another uncommon cause of falls, ladders can still pose a risk to seniors. If a senior is using a ladder, they most likely have at least three points of contact with the frame – maintaining contact with both feet and one hand can allow you to stay safe. This can significantly reduce the number of accidents that happen, but it can never eliminate them altogether.  

How You Wear a Medical Alert System is Important

We know that medical alert pendants aren’t for everyone. Some folks don’t like the way they look, while others tend to fiddle with the necklace as they go about their day. Importantly, if you don’t like the way you wear your medical alert pendant, you may be less likely to use it. It’s important to wear your alert system in a way that feels comfortable.

If you’re on the fence about medical alert systems, we suggest wearing your pendant differently. A medical alert wristband is a great alternative. These fall alert bracelets can slip seamlessly into your wardrobe. As comfortable as a watch, medical alert bracelets are a great entry point for those who may be hesitant to try a medical alert system.