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.