November 9, 2011

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Falls Threaten Living Independently  

According to experts, falls in and around the home are a major cause of injuries and hospitalizations in people aged 65 and older. The statistics below show how common and serious falls can be.


Falls are common:

  • 30% of people over the age of 65 and 50% of people over the age of 80 fall each year-most of these falls happen at home during everyday activities
  • Falls are the number one cause of accidental injury in adults 65 years and older
  • 2 out of 3 visits to the emergency room by older adults involve falls
  • The number and severity of falls increase with a person's age


Getting help quickly makes a difference:


According to a study by The New England Journal of Medicine, subscribers of medical alert systems have fewer hospital admissions and shorter stays, which help them to live independently longer.


Harvard Women's Health Watch also suggests considering a medical alert system. [1] In fact, studies have shown that medical alert systems have been proven to decrease hospital admissions from accidents at home by 39%.


Systems like the Alert1 Medical Alert System allow you to activate a call by pressing a wearable button. A loudspeaker and microphone installed in your telephone permit two-way communication between you and a trained operator who will arrange for help.


Alert1 is proud to offer ASA members a special discount on our medical alert services: $1 off each month of service for any of our service plans.


Call 1-866-648-0862 to find out why Alert1 medical alert systems are one of the most cost-effective ways to get help quickly. We can send you a free brochure or answer your questions about medical alert systems over the phone. The call is free; there's no obligation and we do not use high-pressure sales tactics.


Learn more if you prefer to do your own research online. Use this link or enter promotion code ASA2011 to ensure you receive your ASA discount.


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