When you choose SafetyWatch, you get our centralized response center, offering support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Attention to quality at all levels sets our people, processes, and technology apart from the rest.
When you need help, a capable, caring personal response associate is only seconds away. The call center answers whenever you push your alert button. Our associates calmly dispatch first responders or call your emergency contact based on the circumstance.
Quick and reliable
SafetyWatch response associates, based right here in the U.S., are available around the clock. You can feel confident you’ll connect with a live person right away if an emergency arises. Our call center technology is designed solely to serve our subscribers and ensures fast connections every time.
Our backup systems make sure the call center is always running. If one location has a technical issue, the other is fully capable of nationwide coverage. Also, our call center is equipped to stay totally functional in the case of a major power outage or unforeseen disaster.
At SafetyWatch, we’re committed to helping seniors live safer, more independent lives, and our 24/7 support enables us to promote independence, well being, and dignity.
Cost of fall-related injuries.
In 2000, the total direct medical costs of all fall injuries for people 65 and older exceeded $19 billion: $0.2 billion for fatal falls, and $19 billion for nonfatal falls.
In a study of people age 72 and older, the average health care cost of a fall injury totaled $19,440, which included hospital, nursing home, emergency room and home health care, but not doctors’ services.
Older adults can take several steps to protect their independence and reduce their chances of falling. Reduce your chances of falling by doing these things:
- Exercise regularly. It’s important that the exercises focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance. Tai Chi programs are especially good.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines – both prescription and over-the-counter – to reduce side effects and interactions that may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
- Have your eyes checked by and eye doctor at least once a year and update your eyeglasses to maximize their vision.
- Make your home safer by reducing tripping hazards, adding grab bars and railings, and improving the lighting in homes.
Additional ways to lower hip fracture risk include:
- Getting adequate calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
- Undertaking a program of weight bearing exercise.
- Getting screened and treated for osteoporosis.