The simple actions of walking, running and jumping in the eyes of young people can be difficult for the elderly.
Especially as they get older, the body’s synthesis of vitamin D weakens, parathyroid hormone raises, and calcium loss rates accelerate, leading to osteoporosis, which can lead to falls if you’re not careful.
“Where you fall, you get up.” This saying has encouraged many people to bounce back from a difficult situation, but for the elderly, a fall is likely to never get up again.
Falls have become the “number one killer” of the elderly
A set of alarming data: the World Health Organization released a report that more than 300,000 people worldwide die from falls every year, of which half are over 60 years old. According to the 2015 National Disease Surveillance System cause of death monitoring results show that 34.83% of deaths caused by falls among people over 65 years old in China, is the first cause of injury death among the elderly. In addition the disability caused by fall injuries can also cause a heavy economic burden and medical burden to society and families. According to statistics, in 2000, at least 20 million people aged 60 or older in China suffered 25 million falls, with direct medical costs of more than 5 billion RMB.
Today, 20% of the elderly fall every year, almost 40 million elderly people, the amount of the fall is at least 100 billion.
The 100 billion fall, 50% are in the toilet compared to the bedroom, living room, dining room and even the kitchen, the bathroom is generally the smallest space in the home. But compared to other rooms “single function”, the bathroom is responsible for the life of the “composite function” – wash, bath and shower, toilet, and sometimes also take into account the laundry function, known as “Small space carrying big needs”. But in this small space, but hidden in the many safety hazards. As the elderly body function degeneration, poor balance, leg inconvenience, most also suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes and other chronic diseases, bathroom narrow, slippery, high temperature environment can easily lead to the elderly fall. According to statistics, 50% of the falls of the elderly have occurred in the bathroom.
How to prevent the elderly from falling, especially how to prevent falls in the bathroom, it is necessary to do a good job of protective measures. zs for the elderly bath, toilet, mobile three major needs, one after another launched a series of bathroom barrier-free handrail series products, stable support, to reduce the risk of the elderly fall.