More Fall Prevention Strategies
Hip fractures affecting frail older people constitute a major public health burden worldwide, with the great majority of hip fractures being caused by a sideways fall with direct impact on the greater trochanter.Padded hip protectors like HipSaver have been shown to be effective in preventing hip fractures, whilst lack of efficacy in clinical trials may reflect inadequate protector design and characteristics. A further common problem with hip protectors is related to user compliance, as HipSavers are very comfortable to wear 24hours a day user compliance is vastly improved over other more uncomfortable hip protectors. Nursing staff and caregivers motivation and interest in fracture prevention are of great importance in maintaining compliance among hip protector users, so education on hip fractures is of the utmost importance.
Links to published articles on fall prevention strategies
LD Gillespie, WJ Gillespie… - … Database Syst Rev, 2003 - Wiley Online Library
Karen M. Jackson ∗ School of Nursing, Loyola University
Man being helped after falling down stairs
Always asses older people for fall risk
Adult male trying to get up after falling down stairs at home
Ensure tiles in a bathroom or toilet are not slippery
Senior lady at the bottom of the stairs after suffering a fall and possible fractured hip
Elderly man lies on the floor in agony after a fall
A clearly identified falls risk in a nursing home environment
older man suffers a fall
Old lady being helped up after a fall
Old lady in the street after a fall loses her shopping.
Our Range of Fall Prevention Products
Slips and falls can cause serious injury to anyone, but for some people the risk is significantly higher. Not only that, but recovery is often long and difficult. That’s why injury prevention is key for those who are at risk of major injuries caused by these accidents. Whether you’re at home or out and about, we have a selection of items which can either help prevent falls or minimise the damage if they happen. These include:
Anti-slip floor mats
Our fall safety equipment is both functional and stylish, so you can feel confident no matter where you are.
Benefits of Fall Prevention and Protection Safety Equipment
When you have measures in place to help you manage slips, trips and falls, you can experience more of life. You may enjoy:
More confidence both in public and at home
Increased freedom of movement
Reduced risk of falls and/or injuries.
If you want to know more about these items, simply click through and you’ll be able to view a product description.
The HealthSaver Promise
We believe every person deserves to live life to the fullest. That’s why we stock a massive range of products to help maintain independence, no matter what your situation is. Everything we sell is high-quality, easy to use and designed for its purpose, and we ship nation-wide. Enjoy the confidence that comes alongside independence regardless of where you are located.
Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions about our products, shipping or returns – we can answer all your queries.
Health Warning Over Hip Fractures
Alarming statistics claim one in four Aussies who fracture their hip will die within a year. Experts today launched a new alliance, warning the epidemic is about to get worse if we don't act now.
10 News First Senior Reporter
Thu 29 Nov 2018 12.24 PM