Falls are a Significant Threat to Seniors
According to Security Safe, about a third of Americans over the age of 65 fall each year. And fall-related injuries account for five times the reason seniors are hospitalized above all other causes, and more than half of those will require assistance from someone to get back up.
The Centers for Disease Control adds that 20 percent of all falls result in head injuries, hip fractures and broken bones (usually of wrists, arms, or ankles), not to mention that fear of future falls that may lead to limiting one’s everyday activities.
Consider a Medical Alert System like KeepSafe
If you have a senior in your family who is worried about his or her mobility, or if that person is you, Florida Farm Bureau has a great offer to help make it possible to stay home longer and more safely.
If you have a policy with Florida Farm Bureau Insurance, you’re also a member of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Therefore, you’re eligible for the discounts and benefits that come with a Farm Bureau membership. Farm Bureau members may receive a KeepSafe medical Personal Emergency Response System at the discounted cost of $39.
The basic system package includes the KeepSafe control unit, one wireless medical pendant, one wireless “fall detector,” and one wireless mountable panic button. In the case of a fall or other emergency, one tap on the button quickly connects the user with a trained agent who can respond immediately. Security Safe Company is offering Florida Farm Bureau members a reduced enrollment fee of $75, half of their regular rate.
Keep Safe Medical is a Florida-based subsidiary company of Security Safe Company, Inc. offering a full line of security solutions. For information, call (800) 338-5088 or visit the Security Safe website.
For more resources about falls and tips on how to prevent them, check out more information below from the Centers for Disease Control:
- Four Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls
- Stay Independent: Check Your Risk for Falling
- Fall Prevention Checklist
- Caregiver List to Prevent Falls at Home
Protect Your Family with Farm Bureau Insurance Discounts
If you have a policy with Farm Bureau Insurance, you’re also a member of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. That means you have access to many discounts like the KeepSafe medical alert system from Security Safe. To learn more about discounts you can use, contact a Farm Bureau Insurance agent using our Agent Finder.