Why Choose a Gittings Security System?

Don't let a fall jeopardize your independence

You enjoy your independence and want to stay at home, but a fall can jeopardize your ability to remain on your own. Our PERS systems can help prevent that.

If you fall while you are alone, you need immediate assistance. A the push of a button, our Personal Emergency Response Systems bring you quick help from trained emergency response personnel at any time of day or night.

Unlike a Cellphone, our systems are:

  • Waterproof so that you can have it with you in the shower or bath.
  • Always charged, so there’s no down time when you might not have the ability to call for help.
  • Wearable. Wear your call button around your neck or on your wrist, so it’s always within reach.
  • Monitored. In the event of an emergency, you can communicate directly with our monitoring center staff, who can then respond according to your instructions and your profile.
  • Automatically Maintained. Our Monitoring Center is notified if there is a power failure or low battery.

Gittings Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Program

Gittings PERS Program Features:

  • No equipment to buy.
  • No Long Term Contract
  • System including PERS-4200 console, phone line, long range pendant transmitter that can be worn on neck or wrist.
  • $49 Professional Installation Available, No Activation Fee
  • Just $19.95/month

Advantages of a Gittings PERS System:

  • No Repair or Replacement Charges (Unless Item is Lost)
  • No Minimum Service Term
  • Locally Operated Monitoring Facility - UL Listed, CSAA 5-Diamond Certified
  • Local Family-Owned Business with over 25 Years in Business
  • Fast and Friendly Service and Assistance 24/7

Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death.

How big is the problem?

One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year.

Among older adults (those 65 or older), falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.

In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized.

In 2010, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, was $30.0 billion.

What outcomes are linked to falls?

Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, or head traumas. These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently, and increase the risk of early death.

Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).7 In 2000, TBI accounted for 46% of fatal falls among older adults.

Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.8 The most common are fractures of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.

Many people who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling. This fear may cause them to limit their activities, which leads to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness, and in turn increases their actual risk of falling.

Who is at risk?

Fall-related Deaths

The death rates from falls among older men and women have risen sharply over the past decade.

In 2009, about 20,400 older adults died from unintentional fall injuries.

Men are more likely than women to die from a fall. After taking age into account, the fall death rate in 2009 was 34% higher for men than for women.

Older whites are 2.4 times more likely to die from falls as their black counterparts.

Rates also differ by ethnicity. Older non-Hispanics have higher fatal fall rates than Hispanics.

Fall Injuries

People age 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer.

Rates of fall-related fractures among older women are more than twice those for men.

Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls.14 In 2009, there were 271,000 hip fractures and the rate for women was almost three times the rate for men.

White women have significantly higher hip fracture rates than black women.

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