Let’s face it – falls in senior living are a serious concern in senior living communities.

The specter of falls looms large in senior living, presenting a daunting challenge across all levels of care, from independent living to memory care.

Despite the significant costs associated with senior falls, including medical expenses, legal fees, increased staffing needs, higher insurance premiums, property damage, decreased occupancy rates, staff training, and loss of revenue due to vacancies, many senior housing operators still confront this challenge.

Fall Detection Solutions

Fall detection devices, like Rythmos® Kallos Wearables, offer a promising solution, providing continuous monitoring and automatic alerts in the event of a fall.

With these wearables, caregivers can have peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are being looked after, even when they’re not physically present. And for seniors, knowing that help is just a button press away can provide a sense of security and independence.

The Reality of Senior Falls

Falls aren’t just accidents; they’re life-altering events. They lead to injuries, hospital visits, and financial strain. In senior living, where residents may face mobility issues or cognitive decline, falls are even more prevalent – and more dangerous.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Council on Aging  (NCOA), fall prevention is a major concern among seniors. Check out these eye-opening statistics:

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults.

  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall-related injury.

  • Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related injury.

  • Falls account for more than 95% of hip fractures among older adults, and 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as head trauma or fractures.

Falls in Senior Housing

Today’s challenges regarding senior falls in senior housing, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care, are multifaceted and require comprehensive solutions. Some key challenges include:

Senior housing communities cater to residents with varying levels of mobility, cognitive function, and health conditions. Addressing fall risks requires tailored approaches that accommodate these diverse needs.

Numerous factors contribute to senior falls, including age-related changes in vision, balance, and muscle strength, as well as underlying medical conditions and medication side effects.

Adequate staffing levels and proper training are crucial for timely assistance and intervention in the event of a fall. Staff members need to be trained in fall prevention strategies, risk assessment, and emergency response protocols to ensure resident safety.

Social isolation and loneliness among senior residents can contribute to decreased physical activity and mobility, increasing the risk of falls. Promoting social engagement and participation in community activities can help mitigate this risk factor.

Senior housing communities may struggle with integrating data from various sources, such as electronic health records and wearable devices, to effectively identify fall risks and implement preventive measures. Streamlining data integration processes can enhance fall prevention efforts and facilitate timely interventions.

Contact us if you want a free demo to learn more about our Rythmos® wearables that not only streamline all senior care features in a single device, but have additional technology integration capabilities such as Alexa, EMR systems, telehealth devices, and more to make processes easier for both caregivers and residents.

Fall Detection Wearables

Added Protection through Senior Wearables

Integrating technology, such as fall detection systems like Rythmos® and wearable devices, into senior housing communities can enhance fall prevention efforts significantly. These advanced assistive technologies offer real-time monitoring and sophisticated fall detection capabilities, providing an added layer of safety and security for seniors. Wearable devices equipped with fall detection sensors can detect sudden changes in movement patterns and automatically send alerts to caregivers or emergency services in the event of a fall.

Proactively Identify Fall Risks

By utilizing such innovative solutions, senior housing communities can proactively identify and respond to potential fall risks, helping to mitigate the likelihood of accidents and injuries. This proactive approach not only promotes the well-being of residents but also fosters a sense of security and independence within the community.

Peace of Mind for Families

For seniors and their families, the integration of fall-detection wearables and advanced monitoring systems can offer invaluable peace of mind. Knowing that their loved ones are being monitored and that help will be promptly dispatched in the event of an emergency can alleviate anxiety and worry. It enables seniors to maintain their independence while also providing reassurance to their families that they are being looked after.

Overall, the integration of technology in fall prevention efforts not only enhances safety measures within senior housing communities but also improves the quality of life for residents and their families by providing an additional layer of support and peace of mind.

The Solution? Kallos: Your Personal Care Assistant

Rythmos Kallos Wearable Devices for Seniors

Rythmos® incorporates next-generation fall detection to reduce false alarms while increasing the accuracy of detecting real falls.

We utilize advanced tools, including machine learning based fall detection, to continuously improve resident safety while constantly training and improving our algorithm to ensuring the highest degree of fall detection accuracy.

The Rythmos® suite not only enhances senior care staff response times but also offers reassurance to family members. With its advanced features, including fall detection, real-time location tracking, and data-driven insights on activity levels and behavioral changes, our assistive technology wearables serve as a proactive tool to identify potential issues and the need for an elevated level of care.

The newest and most-powerful Rythmos® wearable device, Kallos, will help take efficiency, safety, and integrated senior care to the next level through features that help senior communities.

  • Detect Falls Automatically

    Our machine learning (ML) based fall detection uses unobtrusive sensors to monitor for changes in activity, movement, and behavior and send automatic alerts to staff.

  • Find Residents Anywhere

    Our patented location technology provides real-time location information—with an accuracy of 1-3 meters—both inside and outside of your senior living community.

  • Prevent & Detect Elopement

    Wander management settings provide added protection for seniors at risk of eloping with immediate notifications, door and window sensors, geofencing settings, and more.

  • Protect Residents & Caregivers

    With improved communication, response times, contact tracing, and access to real-time and historic community data, Kallos can better protect seniors while reducing liability for staff and owners through transparent and accurate data.

Falls in senior living communities are a challenge, but we’re not backing down.

With fall prevention technology leading the charge, we’re taking proactive steps to keep residents safe and secure. It’s about more than just preventing falls; it’s about giving seniors the confidence to live life to the fullest, knowing that we’ve got their backs.

Have Questions? Let’s Talk!

If you’re interested in buying the most advanced wearable with advanced fall detection for seniors or want to learn more about our Rythmos® wearables and senior community solutions, please contact us.

Our team at Intrex is dedicated to improving care for your loved ones and assisting seniors and caregivers with efficient, scalable, and affordable tech solutions. Let us know how we can help!