According to a recent study, 55% of senior citizen falls occur inside the home and 3/4 of all accidental senior citizen deaths are due to a fall.
Considering these staggering statistics, it is easy to recognize the importance of fall prevention and taking the necessary fall protection and safety precautions to insure maximum safety for our vulnerable elderly loved ones.
Over the past month we have blogged on the topics of safety tips and balance exercises as a way to help reduce the risk of falling. Unfortunately, even with taking these precautions, this at-risk population is still particularly vulnerable to falls. After all, accidents do happen.
Our SmartCells fall protection bedside mats and SmartCells fall protection build-your-own mat options are great for spaces where fall can be reliably predicted, like next to chairs, beds, in toileting areas, but pinpointing exactly when and where a fall and/or accident can happen can be challenging.
In cases where seniors still remain fairly active and mobile, the SmartCells wall-to-wall custom fall protection flooring is the best option and offers the most protection against falls and fall-related injuries.
SmartCells fall protection flooring eliminates trip hazards and is used as an underlayment for vinyl or carpet. SmartCells® fall protection flooring is only 1 inch thick, yet reduce impact forces more than 5 times better than mats that are more than twice as thick.
Comparative studies and research indicate substantial reduction in fall-related injuries such as contusions and skin tears when using SmartCells fall injury prevention mats and flooring.
The unique structure of SmartCells, also known as dual-stiffness flooring, provides users with a stable standing surface that will not cause a balance impaired person to lose their balance, while at the same time providing significant cushioning if a fall does occur, and cannot absorb liquid, improving infection control issues.
SmartCells Fall Protection flooring will be there for your loved ones when you can’t.