Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
Head Saver, Head Protectors, Head Protection, Elderly Head Protection
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Head injuries and skull fractures can happen as a result of falls especially in the elderly. HeadSaver soft head protectors are comfortable and stylish head protection for the elderly at risk of head and or brain injury after a fall.
HeadSavers offer soft head protection for the elderly and people with disabilities and they are designed for social wearing with a detachable chin strap for comfort.
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Brain injury is regarded as the 'Silent and Invisible Injury'


The vast majority of people are unaware of how many people are affected by brain injury and how few rehabilitation services are available for those who suffer from the sociological and psychological disruptions that occur post concussion/brain injury.
Research shows us the annual incidence rate in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom totals some 2.7 million traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury also indirectly contributes to the rising divorce suicide, violent crimes, illegal illicit drug and alcohol drug dependency and unemployment. The average stay in hospital for an individual who has suffered mild or moderate concussion which is a brain injury is one night. No less than 50% and no more than 65% of individuals are diagnosed with a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury six months post hospital separation.
Sociological effects of brain injury have a domino effect on individuals, family, community and society as a whole. This injury can shatter families and has a direct impact on suicide rates, petty and major crime rates, drug addiction, alcoholism, violence in the family home, employment and discrimination within the social welfare state, along with impacting on the social and political economy.
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The Effects of Brain Injury



Behavioral Impairments
- Severe depression or panic and anxiety attacks
- Low self esteem
- Mood swings
- Uncontrollable emotional outbursts
- Irritability, agitation and unexplained anger
- Improper social communications
- Antisocial behaviour
- Sexual dysfunction
- Denial of changes
- Delusional, paranoia, compulsive disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorder


Cognitive Impairments
- Simple problem solving issues
- Short term working memory problems
- Concentration problems
- Lack of ability to cope with decision making


Physical Impairments
- Headaches
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Sleeping disorders
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
- Co-ordination problems
- Mild or moderate seizures
Consequences of a head injury

"Big rise in number of elderly people falling over in nursing homes"


Louise Hall, Health Reporter
March 4, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald

THE number of frail, elderly residents admitted to hospital after a fall in a nursing home or other aged care facility has significantly increased, putting further pressure on beds in the public system, a report has found.
Figures published yesterday show that for those aged 65 and above, the number of falls in residential homes was more than five times the number of falls of those living in the community, including in their own home.
Bob Cumming, Professor of Epidemiology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Sydney, said that while a fall was often the catalyst for older people to enter aged care, it was no guarantee against injury.
"If older people are put into a nursing home by their kids, they can't think it is going to prevent their parents falling and breaking bones," he said.
Professor Cumming said a concerted effort to reduce falls in hospitals had not translated to improved prevention in aged care, but the introduction of better lighting, higher staffing levels and reduced use of psychotropic medication could help.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report said the higher rate of falls in aged care facilities was primarily because those residents tended to have much higher care needs and were more likely to be frail.
The chief executive of the Aged Care Association Australia, Rod Young, said a recent push towards getting residents out of bed and walking around was also contributing to the rate of fall injury cases increasing from 6404.3 per 100,000 in 2003-04 to 7237.5 per 100,000 in 2005-06.
Fall-related injuries cost the health system more than any other trauma, including road accidents, and the total financial cost is estimated to exceed $1 billion a year.
The report found the number of people aged 65 and over admitted to hospital following falls increased by 10 per cent in the two years to 2006 to 66,800.
Simple trips and slips on level ground were the most common type of fall, and falls at home were often on stairs. Men had a higher proportion of falls from ladders, buildings, trees and cliffs.
Almost 65 per cent of in-patients had at least one broken bone, and the mean length of stay was more than 16 days, bringing the total bed days to more than 1 million a year.

Research & Information Links



Seniors for Living

Brain Injury Australia

Headway UK - the brain injury association

Brain Injury Association of USA

National Resource Center for TBI in United States of America

EBIS - European Brain Injury Society

Brain Injury New Zealand


The Brain Injury community

e-Medicine Head Injuries
Head and Neck Anatomy
Don't let this happen to our seniors

"No head injury is too severe to despair of, nor too trivial to ignore." - Hippocrates

Head injuries and skull fractures can happen as a result of falls especially in the elderly. HeadSaver soft head protectors are comfortable and stylish head protection for the elderly at risk of head and or brain injury after a fall.
HeadSavers offer soft head protection for the elderly and people with disabilities and they are designed for social wearing with a detachable chin strap for comfort.
Brain Injury Australia Policy Paper:
Falls-Related Traumatic Brain Injury
Nick Rushworth Executive Officer
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Important Note

While HeadSaver can achieve excellent and impressive results, no product can claim to be 100% effective all of the time. HeadSaver is not guaranteed to work in every individual instance. HeadSaver is not suitable to be used as a head protector either in an industrial or construction environment nor for sporting activities. The HeadSaver is not designed to protect the head from falling objects. Therefore, HealthSaver Pty Ltd and HeadSaver make no implied or express guarantee that their products will prevent injury.

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