[EasyCall] The True Cost of Falls

When our loved ones experience a fall, everything can change.

And it’s not only injuries that are harmful–the financial impact that can be devastating.

According to National Council on Aging, the economic toll for older adult falls is expected to increase, reaching $67.7 billion annually by 2020. That’s roughly $1,600 for every man and woman over 65!

It’s important to know you can protect your loved ones in the event of a fall and get the help they need in an emergency.

With EasyCall’s fall detection system, our professional dispatchers receive an instant notification of a fall and immediately respond with the help that’s needed.

Don’t let your loved ones go without the protection of EasyCall.

Harvard Medical School: Stay Social to Stay Healthy

Time spent with friends and family can make us feel vital and alive.

This week the Harvard Medical School shared tips to help caregivers find ways to keep their loved ones socially active.

As we age, a number of factors can impact our ability to stay social. Impaired hearing or sight, limited mobility are just a few things that can keep us from spending time with our friends and families.

The medical professionals at Harvard want to help. Here are their top ways to make sure the seniors in your life stay healthy and socially engaged:

– Plan visits at home and away with friends and family members.

– Teach your loved one how to use a computer and keep in touch by email or Facebook.

– Sign up your loved one for tai chi, water aerobics, or another fitness activity.

– Encourage him or her to volunteer in the community.

– Take day trips together to nearby museums, restaurants, or libraries.

– Enroll him or her in a group that shares a common interest, such as bridge, knitting, or books.

– Schedule regular phone or Skype calls with friends and family members who live far away.

Of course, staying healthy also means knowing that help is there when you need it. EasyCall is your always-on always-ready guardian. Visit us today to learn more about EasyCall.

Don’t Miss EasyCall, Humboldt County’s Local Life Line for Seniors, at St. Joe’s Health Fair

EasyCall, Humboldt County’s only local personal emergency response system, encourages seniors to join us at the annual St. Joseph’s Health Fair to discover ways to protect your health and maintain your independence as you age.
The St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospital Annual Health, Wellness and Resource Fair takes place Saturday, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Bayshore Mall in Eureka.
Over 40 hospital departments and 50 non-profit partners participate in health fair making it one of the largest events of its kind on the North Coast. Health providers will be on hand providing free checks for bone density, dental health, blood pressure, and more.
Fair visitors can also learn about the EasyCall system, offered by Advanced Security System. EasyCall is a Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS). Sometimes known as Medical Emergency Response Systems, these devices let you call for help in an emergency by simply pushing a button. A PERS has three components: a small radio transmitter, a console connected to your telephone, and an emergency response center that monitors calls.
The EasyCall system is easy to install, maintain and use. It is attached remotely to a waterproof pendant, your HELP Button, which you wear and press when help is needed. With EasyCall, help is always close at hand. Users can create customized call lists and professionally trained dispatchers are on hand 24/7.
Join us at the fair and learn how you or your loved ones can enjoy the freedom and security of independent living. EasyCall is always on duty for you as a dependable, responsive, always-on guardian.

Top 5 Elderly Fall Reasons

  1. HEALTH. Memory, eyesight, balance and poor hearing can all lead to the increased risk of falling.
  2. MEDICINES. When medicine is combined with a weakened physical state, elderly people are more likely to sustain a fall.
  3. POST-HOSPITAL RETURN. Any type of surgery or other significant medical procedure is likely to increase one’s risk of falling.
  4. SURROUNDINGS. Furniture, rugs, beds and even other loose objects such as shoes are responsible for countless falls each year.
  5. FEAR OF FALLING. Because the fear of falling places a psychological limit on daily activities, elderly tend to have reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness.

The EasyCall difference:  

  • The only locally monitored emergency response button.
  • Lifetime Guarantee.
  • In-home set up and support.

Call today so you and your loved ones can now be assured 24/7 with EasyCall.




EasyCall & Timely Medical Attention

62% of victims who don’t receive help within the first hour after a fall may not be able to live alone after recovery.

The longer the time before help arrives, the worse it gets:

2 – 3   Hours:   60% of those fall again within the following year.

4 – 5   Hours:   Hospitalization is certain. Other aliments may begin to affect the victim.

6 – 11 Hours:  90% of those who aren’t helped within 6 hours will have to live in a nursing home.

12-17 Hours:   Length of potential hospital stay doubles during this time. Health threats emerge: pressure sores, dehydration,                             hypothermia, possibility of death.

18-23 Hours:   Likelihood of full recovery is minuscule.

24     Hours:    The length of time on the floor may outweigh initial injuries as primary cause of death.

Call today so you and your loved ones can now be assured 24/7 with EasyCall at your side to provide immediate help.

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