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Brain injury is a key risk in senior falls

Supplier: HealthSaver By: Ian Lancaster
24 May, 2012

Brain injuries account for half of all deaths from falls, and the death rate from falls among our elderly has increased by about 55 percent since 1990, and one in three seniors aged 65 and older fall with 30 percent requiring medical treatment.

The very serious social and economical impact of brain injuries

Brain injury is a very serious social and medical health injury that directly impacts on the social and political economy that exceeds $57 billion dollars annually and rising.

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury, and 135,000 people in Australia. These figures don't include other injuries including cuts, bruising, broken noses etc.

The impact on their families and caregivers is immense. Head injuries, resulting from falls, are among the most serious form of injury which can lead to death and one of the main causes of nonfatal injuries that limit independent living among people 65 years and older.

While medications, such as sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, often increase the risk of falls and fall-related injuries, poor vision, and just difficulty in moving from place to place put the elderly at risk of a fall that results in a fatal or debilitating head injury.

Head Injuries are Preventable

Seniors often develop a fear of falling, causing them to limit activities which leads to reduced mobility. Wearing a HeadSaver can restore confidence of motion to the elderly, both preserving physical health and increasing senior mobility.

HeadSaver - The Right Choice for Head Protection

Studies show that the effectiveness of any head protector relies on the compliance of the user. HeadSaver's design characterists increases wearer compliance as HeadSaver has been designed with the user in mind.

Stylish, lightweight and comfortable to wear, HeadSaver is available in a range of styles to suit all adults, including the elderly in nursing home settings to those seniors who participate daily in exercise programs and even robust activities, such as jogging.

Whether you require head protection for your personal use, or for your loved ones, or are seeking head protection for your Group Home, Nursing Home, or other Institution, use this web site to research the facts on head and brain injuries, then browse the different HeadSaverstyles available to find the right HeadSaver product for your needs.

Source: HealthSaver