EMC Security Medical Alert Pendant Saves Another Elderly Customer!
The EMC Security monitoring center received a medical alert alarm from the pendant worn by a customer here in Georgia.
The customer is a 90-year old woman who lives alone.
After falling and lying on her kitchen floor, she needed help. She immediately pressed the button on her Medical Alert pendant. Speaking directly into the pendant, she was able to tell the medical monitoring center operator what happened. While on the line with one monitoring center operator, another operator was able to send emergency medical response teams to the customer’s home and contact her family members. Fortunately, the customer was fine. She has the EMC Security Medical Alert System that saved her from what could have been a terrible fate.
As our population ages, the prevalence of falls among older adults is increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in four older adults report a fall each year. In 2017, 31,190 older adults aged 65 and older died from preventable falls, and more than 3 million were treated in emergency departments.
Over the past 10 years, the number of older adult fall deaths has increased 58%, while emergency department visits have increased 40%. At the same time, the number of fall deaths among individuals younger than 65 increased 20% but the emergency department visits have decreased 13%.