Vendor Buzz: Halo Monitoring backs patient fall prevention day

by Frank Graff on September 23, 2010

Huntsville, AL-September-22, 2010 – What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help? It’s a question millions of American families with aging loved ones ask every day. Seniors prefer to live at home where it’s safe, comfortable and affordable – but someone with the ability to help needs to be close by, just in case. That’s why Halo Monitoring, maker of myHalo, the most advanced medical alarm with automatic fall detection, is urging families to observe Fall Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of Fall, September 23.

The statistics are alarming. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports:
• One out of three senior adults fall each year.
• In 2007, 18,000 older Americans died from fall related injuries.
• In 2008, 2.1 million older Americans were injured in falls.

“Staying active, regular review of all medications, and making your home safer are all proven ways to reduce the risk of falling,” says Chris Otto, CEO of Halo Monitoring. “However, it’s important that families understand that despite all precautions, accidents still happen. Even minor falls can turn deadly if a fallen loved one is left alone for extended periods. It is critical that help arrive within the first four hours of a fall. myHalo is the first system of its kind and offers the most advanced fall detection available. When a fall does occur, help will be called automatically, without the need to press a button.”

Through the use of a small comfortable, wireless device worn by a senior loved one, myHalo assures security for seniors and peace of mind for their caregivers. The advanced myHalo system is the first wearable medical alarm that sends an automatic alert- no need to push a button- in the event of a fall. In addition, while most medical alarms only react to an emergency, myHalo is the first system of its kind to monitor the user’s health and physical activity 24/7. Through the use of a private, secure website, the system provides the ability for designated persons and family to “look-in” on an elderly loved one for peace of mind without invading their personal privacy.

With a new study showing an elderly person’s fear of falling likely increases the risk of an actual fall occurring, the peace of mind provided by myHalo is invaluable. Robin Sanders bought myHalo for his 77 year old mother-in-law, Elizabeth Madison, who lives in Roseville, MN.

“After Elizabeth fell in the basement and almost hit her head we agreed we needed myHalo,” said Sanders. “About one month later she again fell in the basement and her husband was upstairs and unaware. myHalo detected the fall, the monitoring center called the house, and notified me as well. We all feel better knowing myHalo is there.”

“I felt so alone when I fell, it was a real wakeup knowing what can happen,” adds Madison. “I don’t have that fear of falling anymore. Now I feel secure, and I know if I fall that someone will come to help me without my having to push a button or call for help.”

“Falling is a reality and denying the problem won’t make it go away. Families do all they can to protect their elderly loved ones, and myHalo is there to provide additional security and peace of mind,” adds Otto.

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About Halo Monitoring:

Halo Monitoring’s products assure security for seniors and peace of mind for their caregivers. The advanced myHalo system is the first medical alarm that sends an automatic alert- no need to push a button- in the event of a fall. While most medical alarms are only able to react to an emergency, myHalo is the first system of its kind to provide 24/7 activity and health monitoring. Seniors get proactive care when they need it, while remaining independent.
Website: http://www.halomonitoring.com

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