Halo Monitoring's Automatic Fall Detection is Saving Seniors' Lives Every Day

Testimonials from seniors helped by myHalo

Jan 27, 2010, 17:28 ET from Halo Monitoring, Inc.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Halo Monitoring, Inc., provider of the world's most reliable and easy to use fall monitoring system, reports a growing subscriber base of independently living seniors that are safe and secure because of myHalo fall detection.  

Roughly 40% of all seniors will fall each year.  In the U.S. alone, this accounts for 12 million seniors each year.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, falls account for 70% of the accidental deaths in the elderly population.

In the past, manually activated medical alarms or Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) have been available to address falls; however, such systems have been proven ineffective – in fact, manual alarms are activated in only 1 out of 5 elderly falls.  In contrast, myHalo delivers the most accurate, reliable, and easy to use fall detection available.  Seniors are no longer required to press a button to signal for help.

The proof is in the lives that myHalo saves.  Just ask 87 year old Lee Zierdt who was recently wearing myHalo when she slipped on the ice just outside of her house.  "I was getting out of my car and slipped on the ice…myHalo was able to get someone to help me get up.  I was grateful for having myHalo on that cold night."

Eighty-eight year old Dorothy Thomason, another myHalo user, also fell recently. "I recently fell over my coffee table and myHalo was there to catch me. I feel more secure with myHalo. I know if anything happens to me that I will be able to get help quickly."

"We were driven to start Halo Monitoring based on our own personal experiences.  I witnessed firsthand my own grandmother who was prone to falling and I was extremely dissatisfied with the products and services available for managing falls," says company cofounder and CEO Chris A. Otto.  "Now, just three years later, it is truly rewarding to hear firsthand from our users whose lives are enhanced by myHalo.  It makes everything worthwhile."

"myHalo gives me the confidence to stay at home longer.  That independence is worth more than anything money can buy.  myHalo is like a silent friend that can help when you need it most," states Betty Allen, myHalo user.

The myHalo product launched in 2009 and the company has been steadily growing its subscriber base ever since.  Seniors, caregivers, or their family members can order myHalo from a local distributor or call the company's nationwide toll free number (888.971.4256).  The system is affordable, starting at just $49 per month.  Read more testimonials online by visiting our website: www.halomonitoring.com.

About Halo Monitoring, Inc.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Halo Monitoring is helping seniors, caregivers, and their family members by delivering the most accurate, reliable, and easy to use fall detection available. Halo's flagship product, myHalo, is an advanced personal health monitoring and alert system. Unlike traditional PERS (personal emergency response systems) which require seniors to manually press a "panic button," myHalo is a major step forward as it automatically detects serious health problems (such as a person falling) without pressing a button and can immediately notify designated caregivers and emergency personnel. Website: http://www.halomonitoring.com.


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