Fall Injury

The following is the TV commercial by Red Cross Germany in 2014, which shows an empty nest elderly falls down at home - helpless. What can we do to help ourselves and minimize such risk at home? Our man down detect alarm devices (EC7000 and PD139) can help us.


According to World Health Organization (WHO), 


  • Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
  • Each year an estimated 424,000 individuals die from falls globally.
  • Adults older than 65 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls.
  • 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention, occur each year. 
Chance for elderly falls

Fall injury is one of the important health problem for elderly. Falling down is the leading cause of injury death for American age 65 or older.

  • The elderly is more likely to fall again than the younger.
  • The elderly is more likely to result in serious injury.
  • Wrist fractures
  • Fractures of the femur

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 - 40% American elderly fall at least once each year. And about half of the fall happens at home.