BOCA RATON, Fla. — September 22, 2016 – In recognition and support of Fall Prevention Awareness Day, MobileHelp®, a leader in mobile medical alert and personal health management technology, has released an infographic to provide seniors with tips on how to make living spaces safer.
Held on the first day of autumn each year, Fall Prevention Awareness Day is part of the National Council on Aging (NCOA)’s annual initiative to raise awareness around safety for seniors.
“Our business is built around providing assistance quickly in the event of an emergency, and we send help to our customers about every 5.5 minutes,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “But the bigger goal is to take the issue further upstream – we want to help prevent emergencies such as falls from happening in the first place. We support the National Council on Aging in their efforts to raise awareness around the issue of fall prevention.”
Released today, the informative piece focuses on providing easy modifications that can be incorporated into living spaces to reduce the risk of injuries from falls, with tips from the NCOA, as well as the National Safety Council (NSC) and Mayo Clinic. Information includes such critical aspects as what areas of the home represent the greatest risk and how to ensure risks are mitigated as much as possible.