Plum Safety From Falls


Falls are the leading cause of death and disability. A head injury or hip fracture from a fall can change a life in a matter of seconds. Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall. Every 35 seconds, one of these adults dies as a result of his or her injuries. Hip fractures cause the greatest number of deaths and the most severe health problems and poorest quality of life. Mortality in the first year after hip fracture is as high as 37%. Of those who survive the first year, 40% will be unable to walk independently, and 60% will require assistance with daily living activities. Children ages newborn to 4 are at the one of the highest risks for traumatic brain injuries. Early brain injuries have been linked to seizures, that may occur immediately or develop years later, as well as alcoholism and Parkinson’s.

Plum specializes in fall injury prevention to prolong and enhance the quality of your life. For over 25 years Plum has enabled individuals of all ages to enjoy safe, active, healthy lifestyles with ProtectaCap® & ProtectaCap+Plus® custom-fitting helmets, ProtectaHip®, the original, award-winning hip protectors, and ProtectaWrap® adaptable extremity protectors and stabilizers.

Plum’s mission is to replace your fear of falling with freedom, safety and empowerment with patented falls safety products engineered with proven safety effectiveness, and designed for your comfort and budget-friendly durability. For more detailed information on Plum’s Award-Winning Falls Safety Products please feel free to contact us.

Plum Solutions to the Problem of Head Injuries from Falls

Children age 4 and younger are at high risk of falling. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the primary cause of death and severe injury in children who suffer falls.

-Consumer Products Safety Commission

People who sustain a single traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s-like symptoms later in life.

The Center for Brain Injury and Repair, Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania.

Only a slight hit on the head or even a fall to the ground without hitting the head may be enough to tear veins in the brain [subdural hematoma] often without fracturing the skull. There may be no external evidence of the bruising on the brain’s surface

-The National Institutes of Health

Plum’s ProtectaCap® helmets custom fit as if made just for you. ProtectaCap® protective headgear provides a safe, secure comfortable fit that will not add weight, slide around or cause a fall. ProtectaCap® covers the entire head and expands gently around the ears for protection without interfering with hearing. Plum’s ProtectaCap® is available in many colors and in Baby through Adult sizes. For more detailed information on Plum’s Award-Winning Falls Safety Products please feel free to contact us.

• ASTM Proven Safety Effectiveness.

• Lightweight, Comfortable Custom Fit.

• Machine-Washable for Anti-Microbial Safety.

“My daughter’s been wearing ProtectaCap® for the past 7 years, since she was 14. It’s worked great and protects her ears and sides of her face.  We’ve machine-washed it repeatedly and it’s lasted wonderfully.”

-E.Wolff, CO

“ProtectaCap+Plus® is great.  My 5 year old has drop seizures and he likes wearing it.  He’s been saved by the ’Cap.”

-M. McGuire 

“My son’s ProtectaCap® has lasted for 6 years.  It’s worked beautifully to stop all the sensory trauma and head banging.  A great success. He would have had bloodied ears without it. It’s been awesome, an answer to our prayers.”

-L. Jones, FL

Plum’s ProtectaCap+Plus® Advanced Falls Safety Helmets are engineered for superior impact absorption to help keep children and adults safe and active. ProtectaCap+Plus’s® patented, dual-protective core is sturdy, dependable and unbreakable and can last for years. ProtectaCap+Plus® is fully encased in comfortable, sturdy cotton stretch twill.

· Provides enhanced, ergonomic protection of the forehead, temples and back of head. Top-anchored chin straps ensure a safe, secure, stay-put fit.

· Sporty above-the-ear style in Sizes S through XL is ideal for personal stereos and hearing devices.

· Baby sizes XX-Small and X-Small have the full head coverage style of ProtectaCap®, but also with the unique dual protective core of ProtectaCap+Plus®.

Plum Solutions to the Problem of Hip Fractures from Falls

Hip protector use prevents hip fractures and increases life expectancy.  Hip protector use saves dollars and improves quality of life.

-Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

“Hip fractures cause the greatest number of deaths and lead to the most severe health problems and poorest quality of life.”

-The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

“Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of the injuries.”

-The Centers for Disease Control

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“I’ve been wearing ProtectaHip® for 8 years. The 2 sets of garments and pads have held up great and I wash them every day. I was helping my husband and I fell. If I didn’t have the ProtectaHip® on, things would have been really bad. It saved me.  I get up and put it on every day. You never know when these things could happen.”

-E.Rodriguez, NY 

ProtectaHip® is a great product.”

-Knollwood Nursing Center

Dear Janice,

Mum and I wanted to convey our gratitude for the ProtectaHip® we purchased from you with our personal testimony.

Last week Sadie (mum) had a bad fall in the early hours.  As she is unable to use her right arm we were distressed that it would add to her disabilities. Well the good news is that apart from shock and bruises the ProtectaHip® Hip Protectors did their job admirably!

With our very best wishes as always,

Jillian XX    And Sadie XX,                                                        

England

Plum’s ProtectaHip® is the original, award-winning hip protector with the best and longest track record for safety, comfort and durability. Plum’s ProtectaHip® hip protectors are available in several styles: Double-Lined General Use Undergarments; incontinence-friendly Front Snap™ Style; with Stretch Lace; and in ProtectaHip® Active Lounge Pants™ & ProtectaHip® Active Lounge Shorts™. For more detailed information on Plum’s Award-Winning Falls Safety Products please feel free to contact us.

· Original,  Award-Winning Hip Protector with Best & Longest Track Record for Safety, Comfort & Durability

· Hidden ProtectaHip® Pads in Secure Inside Panels that Adjust and Move with You.

· Variety of Attractive Styles for Men & Women for Everyday Safety.

Plum Solutions to the Problem of Extremity Injuries from Falls

Falls have become a health crisis.  The frequency, morbidity, and mortality rates of falls increase every day.  And the cost of falls is increasing at an even greater pace.

-The Centers for Disease Control

“Hip fractures cause the greatest number of deaths and lead to the most severe health problems and poorest quality of life.”

-The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

“Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of the injuries.”

-The Centers for Disease Control

Plum’s ProtectaWrap® Adaptable Extremity Protector provides superior impact absorption for protection against bumps, bruises and fall-related injuries. ProtectaWrap® protective splint absorbs impacts and stress to prevent damage post-injury.

· Easily adapts and adjusts to knees, elbows, shins and forearms with customized compression, support and protection against falls and impacts.

· Custom-molding protective pads, encased in comfortable, breathable fabric, are positioned for personalized protection where needed. ProtectaWrap® is fully adjustable to provide customized range of movement.

 · Superior pads are sturdy, dependable and unbreakable, yet conform comfortably to the body. ProtectaWrap® is washable and dryable for anti-bacterial safety.

“I’ve been wearing ProtectaHip® for 8 years. The 2 sets of garments and pads have held up great and I wash them every day. I was helping my husband and I fell. If I didn’t have the ProtectaHip® on, things would have been really bad. It saved me.  I get up and put it on every day. You never know when these things could happen.”

-E.Rodriguez, NY 

ProtectaHip® is a great product.”

-Knollwood Nursing Center

Dear Janice,

Mum and I wanted to convey our gratitude for the ProtectaHip® we purchased from you with our personal testimony.

Last week Sadie (mum) had a bad fall in the early hours.  As she is unable to use her right arm we were distressed that it would add to her disabilities. Well the good news is that apart from shock and bruises the ProtectaHip® Hip Protectors did their job admirably!

With our very best wishes as always,

Jillian XX    And Sadie XX,                                                        

England