Solutions in falls prevention are vital as an estimated 125,021 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised due to falls in 2016–17.
The importance of fall prevention equipment and its essential role in minimising injury, mitigating physical and legal risks, and safeguarding the health of patients are acknowledged by JB Medical.
Fall Prevention Device
Do you need a fall-prevention device? A product that can help you prevent falls and injuries in your home? If so, you’ll be happy to know about the many fall prevention devices available today.
If you’re looking for a fall prevention device on behalf of an elderly person who has fallen before, consider this:
The risk of falling increases with age. Thus, senior citizens are more likely to have multiple falls. These accidents can cause permanent damage to bones and internal organs. Implement prevention strategies immediately.
One that could prevent all types of falls or reduce the risk of falls, regardless of location. Also, they could ensure safety by preventing people from fall-related injuries such as hip fractures or other fall-related fractures.
These products could improve the quality of life of those who suffer from dementia. However, they will also increase the independence of individuals. However, healthcare providers and doctors should supervise the use of these products and give their approval.
Automated Fall Protection System
Automatic fall protection systems detect when a person has fallen and automatically stop any activity that could cause additional injury. They act as a “safety net” for people who may not realise they have slipped or tripped. These occur due to their condition, age, or mobility limitations.
These systems serve a purpose in hospitals, nursing homes and aged care facilities. They are also useful in assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centres, and other similar environments. They can even install them in private residences. Want to get updates on our new fall prevention devices? You can check our Facebook and Google Business profiles.
Falls Prevention Solutions Helps to Reduce Risk
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In 2016-17, around 85% of fall-related injury cases occurred either in the home or in residential aged care for people aged 65 and over.
The age-standardised rate of falls in the home for older people living in the community was 1,888 per 100,000 population. Comparatively, the rate of falls for older people living in residential aged care was 11,403 per 100,000 population. These rates are likely underestimating because there is missing information on the places in which falls occurred.
Types of Injuries
For people aged 65+ in 2016/2017, injuries to the hip & thigh (22%), and head (26%) were the most common types of injury resulting from falls. Rates of head injury were particularly high in Aussies aged 85+. Fractures of the head of the femur were responsible for 90% of injuries to the hip/thigh region. This recording took place between 2007-08 and 2016-17. Injuries to the head of the femoral bone increased almost twofold during the same period. In 2007–2008, the rate of head injuries among men and women was 469 and 477 cases per 100,000 population, respectively, compared with 832 and 865 cases per 100,000 in 2016–2017.
Hospital care attributable to falls-related injuries (Economic/Healthcare burden)
In addition to hospitalisations for these fall-related injury cases, there were more than 40,000 other fall-related hospital admissions. This was a record for older people in 2016/2017. In addition to the first fall hospitalisation, there were 1.2 million days of patient care. This is with the mean total length of stay per case of fall-related injuries being 10 days. In 2016-17, 1 in 8 days spent in the hospital by those aged 65+ resulted from injury. Usually, falling down caused these injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our fall prevention systems offer a variety of benefits to hospitals, aged care facilities, and private homes that require increased patient care.
In addition to protecting patient safety, our solutions provide timely information to personnel so that they can take informed decisions.
Proxi-Mate keeps a detailed record of every incident it has seen in the last 4000 days, including the date and time of the incident. A list of the 100 most recent events may appear on the screen. You can also use a thumb drive to store the entire event log for the 4000. Proxi-Mate allows users to prepare reports. In this way, alarms can compare incident reports to clearly see ‘near misses’ or falls.
The bedroom should be clear of hazards such as cords, furniture or objects on the floor that may cause a person to trip and fall. If the person is prone to falls and is limited in mobility, then JB Medical falls prevention solutions can assist.
The Proxi-Mate wandering monitor system can be used on either the bed or chair. It’s a smart unobstructed device to assist the carer of the patient monitor movements which assists in fall prevention.
Have sturdy handrails in bathrooms, hallways, and stairways etc.
Keep patients’ possessions within easy reach and at the right height
Keep beds low and lock brakes if applicable
Research shows us that Australians aged 85 years and older are more prone to incur hip, head, and thigh injury due to falls. Of course, anyone with an ailment or mobility issue can be prone to falls.
JB Medical provides a consultative approach when dealing with clients to ensure they have the right advice and information on all our products and to find the best solution to suit their needs.