Halo Monitoring Observes Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Developer of myHalo monitoring system reminds families that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors

Sep 13, 2011, 11:01 ET from Halo Monitoring

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Falls 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.

"The technology behind fall prevention is getting better and better every year," 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 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 http://www.halomonitoring.com 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 fall prevention programs popping up across the country, the medical professionals at Columbus Regional Hospital are recognizing the importance in taking steps to reduce the chance of someone falling. "We like to be proactive rather than see them when they are black and blue with broken bones," said Megan Allen, a physical therapist in the hospital's Rehabilitation Center, where she works with patients in the Fall Prevention Program.

myHalo is considered a proactive decision by many family members choosing to purchase a myHalo medical alarm for their loved one.  Howard Long, a myHalo user says, "so far, Halo has been like insurance."

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

Contact: Connor Lowry, 256.382.0949, clowry@halomonitoring.com

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