Plum® specializes in your Safety, Health and Wellness. For over 25 years, Plum’s® ProtectaCap® & ProtectaCap+Plus® Fall Safety protective helmets have helped to keep individuals of all ages safe and active. Plum’s® Fall Safety protective helmets have earned the highest safety rating and best fall protection at the Veterans Patient Safety Center. Plum® is honored to provide Plum’s® Fall Safety protective helmets to our veterans to stay and active as well as post surgery. Watch the CBS News Report at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where Plum’s® craniotomy protective helmet protects a veteran post cranial surgery.
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Protective Headgear for Brain Injuries
Aphasia, the condition that affects your ability to communicate, in speech, as well as how you write and understand both spoken and written language is often caused by a head injury. >> Mayo Clinic
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with TBI accounting for 46 percent of fatal falls among older adults. >> American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The long-term effects of child head injuries, concussions and traumatic brain injuries are of serious concern. People who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient (an increase in absolute risk from 5% to 10%), and were 50% more likely to use a mental health service (increase from 14% to 20%) than unaffected people in the same age group. >> University of Oxford
Children age 4 and younger are at high risk of falling. TBI is the primary cause of death and severe injury in children who suffer falls. >> Consumer Products Safety Commission
Recovery from concussion is slower among older adults, young children and teens. And those who have had a concussion are at higher risk of having another concussion. >> The Centers for Disease Control
Certain medications can increase a person’s risk for hemorrhages, especially for the elderly. Even a small bump on the head can be dangerous for patients taking blood thinners. >> Mayo Clinic
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
Approximately 30% of people ages 60 and older will fall in any 12-month period.
>> Journal of American Geriatrics Association
Falls have become a health crisis. The frequency, morbidity, and mortality rates of falls increase every day. The cost of falls is increasing at an even greater pace.
>> The Centers for Disease Control
One in three adults 65 and older fall at least once a year, with 1 out of 3 not able to live independently as a result of the fall.
>> The National Safety Council
There is no such thing as a mild head injury. It’s a misnomer. >> Vani Rao, MD, Director, Brain Injury Program, and Neuropsychiatrist
“I can say with confidence that the ProtectaCap+Plus® Helmet saved Diana’s life.” – P. Leichliter
“We are truly grateful for ProtectaCap. There is no amount of money that could pay for the protection that ‘Cap gives Tina’s head. And she looks adorable in it.” – S . Moister
“Cayden has worn the ProtectaCap® since he was 3. It’s protected him from epilepsy seizures, ataxia and low muscle tone. He wouldn’t keep anything else on his head. He hated the hard plastic and vinyl ones. The ProtectaCap® has been awesome. He wears it every day, and we wash it every week. It’s held up great.” – T. Walker
“My doctor prescribed ProtectaCap+Plus®. I’m 35 and have epilepsy and Lennox-Gastuat epilepsy and drop seizures. It’s been great. I wear it all the time even when sleeping. It’s so comfortable and it’s protected me from so many falls.” – J. Coggins
“The Small ProtectaCap+Plus® is perfect for our hippotherapy center. It’s lightweight, breathable and stays put and is very protective. We love it!” – Grace Therapeutic Riding Center