Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) October 11, 2010
In 2000, there were almost 10,300 fatal and 2.6 million medically treated non-fatal fall related injuries. Direct medical costs totaled $0.2 billion dollars for fatal and $19 billion dollars for non-fatal injuries. Of the non-fatal injury costs, 63% ($12 billion) were for hospitalizations, 21% ($4 billion) were for emergency department visits, and 16% ($3 billion) were for treatment in outpatient settings. Medical expenditures for women, who comprised 58% of the older adult population, were 2-3 times higher than for men for all medical treatment settings. Fractures accounted for just 35% of non-fatal injuries but 61% of costs.
Scott Hanna, CEO at QuickMedical® said, "Falls are the third most common cause of unintentional death in all age groups, and the leading cause among people 65 years and older. Patient falls are consistently the largest single category of reported incidents in hospitals." Mr. Hanna concluded, "We have had a number of requests for devices that will help reduce falls and wandering in care facilities and homes. By adding the complete line of Smart Caregiver to our inventory, we help to meet this need."
Besides having high quality fall and wandering monitors and alarms in the facility, according to MayoClinic.com, there are 6 tips to help prevent falls:
Started in 1993, QuickMedical® is a national distributor of medical supplies and equipment. With offices and warehouse located in Issaquah, WA, QuickMedical® is able to provide nearly 16,000 medical products to choose from with the convenience of ordering directly by phone, fax or website. Many items are shipped within 24 hours. QuickMedical® is also a distributor for a number of manufacturers who offer their products via Premier, MedAssets, Amerinet, and other Group Purchasing Organization contracts. For government (GSA) pricing, call 888-345-4858.
About Smart Caregiver:
Caregivers trust Smart Caregiver products for their entire Fall Alarm Monitor and Anti-Wandering Monitor needs. Smart products help to reduce falls and wandering in care facilities: fall monitor alarms, pull-string fall alarms, weight-sensing pressure pads for bed fall alarms or chair fall alarms, weight-sensing floor mat fall alarms, wheelchair seatbelt fall alarms and motion sensor fall alarms. Smart also offers Wireless Nurse Call Systems, wireless paging systems, fall alarms, and anti-wandering door alarms. Smart Caregiver Corporation is committed to providing high quality products at the lowest prices.
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