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Getting Help to an Elder Who Has Fallen

Falls are serious health hazards, especially among the elderly. Now there’s a device that sends…

  • October 13, 2018

Falls are serious health hazards, especially among the elderly. Now there’s a device that sends an alert when someone has fallen – even if the person is too incapacitated to push a button.

Sept. 22 is the first day of Fall and the perfect time to think about preventing serious falls through the National Council on Aging’s ‘Falls Prevention Awareness’ Day initiative.

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

The statistics only get worse. Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.

But what happens when a loved one does fall and can’t move, speak or push a button?  Or if they become unconscious or are unable to communicate clearly?  How can you help if you don’t know that a fall has occurred?

A New Way of Notifying EMS, and Loved Ones

MyNotifi, an automatic fall-detection wearable, can solve these problems and more for millions of Americans.

Developed under parent company, MedHab, MyNotifi is powered by a proprietary artificial-intelligence fall detection algorithm. MyNotifi is a discreet device clipped to the belt or worn on the wrist to eliminate pendant stigma.

When a fall is detected, MyNotifi connects via Bluetooth to the wearer’s smartphone and immediately sends an alert to the smart phones of designated family and caregivers. It can also indicate the exact GPS location of the fall for quicker assistance.

The MyNotifi device works with iOS and Android smart phone technology, so wherever there is cellular coverage, the user has on-the-go freedom, while staying connected to their family and friends for support.

For those who do not have a smart phone, MyNotifi’s HUB, a home-based model will allow seniors to connect to their family and friends through their Internet router or modem. Seniors with smart phones will enjoy both features, as the HUB will be shipped without extra charge to all customers.

MyNotifi costs $299. There are no monthly fees or service contracts. The product ships with both a belt clip and wristband for the ultimate user flexibility. It is waterproof, incorporates a Google Map locator and comes in multiple colors.

Find out more at www.medhab.com.

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