Personal Care Assistants Help Prevent Falls at Home in Russellville and Conway, AR
Comfort Keepers employs trained personal care assistants who help to prevent falls at home in Russellville, Conway, and the surrounding Arkansas areas
Reducing the risk of a fall in the home is crucial for seniors. Falls can be extremely dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Most people can determine serious fall risks, like stairs and uneven leveling in a home, but Comfort Keepers will assess all of the risks in the home, including those that are more discreet. A personal care assistant will create a personalized fall prevention plan to improve safety for your loved one in their home and reduce the risk of falls.
It can be difficult for an untrained eye to identify all the obstacles around the home that can cause a fall. For instance, area rugs, floors that change levels, and areas that can easily become wet and slippery can quickly become dangerous. For every client, we complete a comprehensive home assessment that includes a thorough check for features in the home that could cause a fall. We will also help create a plan to overcome these challenges and do everything in our power to make your loved one’s home a safer place. By working with a personal care assistant, it's possible to take precautions and build a fall risk care plan that will create a safer living environment at home.
Fall Risks and Injuries
Properly understanding fall risk can be difficult which is why our caregivers are thoroughly trained in identifying fall risks and hazards. There are several factors that make falls extremely dangerous for seniors. Seniors are much more susceptible to injury and can take much longer to recover from an injury. A senior with limited mobility may have reduced strength and not be able to brace for the fall, resulting in further injury. It is best to prevent falls before they happen, and a personal care assistant from Comfort Keepers is happy and eager to help.
The majority of falls and injuries that seniors experience happen in the bathroom, which makes the bathroom one of the most important rooms in the house to evaluate fall risk. Our personal care assistants can also help your loved one with bathroom tasks including toileting, bathing, and grooming to ensure that they are taking precautions and being safe. Fall risks and senior bathroom safety to consider:
- Water can create a slippery floor and pose a risk.
- Stepping in and out of a tub without assistance can be challenging.
- Alternative measures may be required, such as a handrail in the tub or shower
- Bathrooms often times contain objects that pose a risk without proper storage
- Curling irons, shaving razors, and other electronic devices near the sink or water may pose risk for injury.
To learn more about how our home care services can keep seniors safe and prevent falls in Russellville, Conway, Morrilton, Bigelow, Lamar, Pottsville and the surrounding Arkansas areas, please contact us online or call us today at (479) 240-2197 with any questions you have.
Comfort Keepers Home Care of Russellville and Conway, AR is proud to serve the following areas of Arkansas:
Altus, Bigelow, Clarksville, Conway, Danville, Dardanelle, Greenbrier, Lamar, Morrilton, Pottsville & Russellville