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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 3 million adults ages 65 and older are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries every year. Equally alarming, one out of five falls causes a serious injury, which may permanently affect the person’s mobility and independence.
Although research shows that it’s possible to prevent or lessen many injuries caused by falls, the reality is that falls do and will continue to negatively affect older adults. Fortunately, fall detection devices can help prevent the worst outcomes from occurring. Harnessing this technology can provide caregivers and families an added layer of support that can help offer additional peace of mind when it comes to their loved one’s safety.
There are a few ways that BCI Networks can offer fall detection:
The fall detection solution automatically alerts caregivers when a resident may have fallen, even if they’re unable to press their fall detection pendant’s button. The alarm location solution provides precise room and floor location when location-enabled pendants – with or without fall detection – are activated.
BCI Networks provide touchless, fully automatic fall detection that works in all lighting conditions and even in the dense steam of a bathroom, where 80% of falls occur. Our imaging technology allows caregivers to see the human body without identifying the person, ensuring rapid response in all scenarios, while always maintaining privacy. It also overcomes the limitations of wearables such as pendants, which many people forget or refuse to put on, and which trigger frequent false alerts when accidentally activated.