Recently, we conducted a study regarding our members that use our PERS (fall detection) systems that further reflects how we can help people live independently. With a response rate of under 10 seconds, these data points reflect the importance of wearing a remote patient monitoring device both in and outside of the home. When we answer a call, we can check on the member to see if they are ok, if they need help from a family member or friend or need emergency medical help. At VRI, we are here to help.
Facts and Figures:
- 88% of reported falls occurred inside the member’s home, highlighting the significance of proactive measures within familiar environments.
- 30% of falls resulted in injuries that required treatment by a medical professional, emphasizing the potential severity and consequences of falls.
- 46% of falls were able to avoid emergency transportation by having a friend/family member available that was contacted to assist.
- 33% of falls required emergency services, indicating the need for immediate attention and medical intervention in certain cases.
- Remarkably, 21% of falls did not require assistance, showcasing the importance of tailored response plans that prioritize the individual’s needs.
Benefits and Impact:
Enhanced Safety: Our approach provides an added layer of safety and support, enabling quicker assistance and reducing potential risks associated with falls.
Peace of Mind: Members and their loved ones can have peace of mind, knowing that a trusted contact will be notified in case of a fall, fostering a sense of security and well-being.
Personalized Care: By involving friends or family members, we promote a compassionate and personalized care experience that respects individual preferences and strengthens relationships.
Efficient Use of Resources: By bypassing emergency services when appropriate, we contribute to more efficient use of emergency resources, ensuring that they are available for those in critical need.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can work together to ensure the well-being of your loved ones. Together, let’s build a safer future.