We’re working to improve aging-in-place for older Americans.

Medical Guardian provides day-to-day lifestyle support and solutions that enable aging adults to stay connected to both emergency services and their care circles — empowering them to choose how they age-in-place.

More than 90% of aging adults want to remain in their own homes as they age.

It starts with a fall

Costing more than $50 billion every year, falls are becoming a major burden on the healthcare system — significantly affecting cost, resources, and availability of care for all Americans.

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  • Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injury to aging adults.
  • 1 in 4 Americans over 65 fall each year.

Impact on Healthcare

Impact on Healthcare

As the aging population grows, the economic burden from falls is likely to increase substantially.

Every year, falls cause more than 2.8 million injuries, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.

  • Total cost of treatments exceeds $50B annually.
  • 75% of treatment costs are financed through public health insurance programs, which are already financially stressed.
  • The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to reach $67.7B by 2020.

Impact on Aging Adults

Falls, with or without injury, can carry a heavy impact on quality of life for aging adults.

  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
  • Falls are the leading cause of a move to skilled-care facilities — a move which is often long term.
  • Falls often result in long-term pain.
  • Falls involving a hip fracture lead to a 10-15% reduction in life expectancy.

Impact on Aging Adults

Independence Begins with Prevention

Falls don’t have to be an inevitable part of getting older.

By better understanding and assessing fall risks, preventative measures practical lifestyle adjustments and the adoption of products and services that support them and can be implemented. Through these preventative measures, we can reduce the number of falls and the severity of their outcomes — improving health and quality of life for all aging adults.

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