Fall Prevention is Critical to Ensure the Safety of Your Loved One in Delta, CO and Surrounding Areas
Comfort Keepers offers fall prevention services in Delta, CO
We understand that reducing the risk of falling in the home is a critical step for seniors wishing to continue living independently at home. We tend to associate fall prevention with things like stairs, but even small falls when trying to sit down can be very dangerous for seniors. Things like changes in the surface level of floors and slippery surfaces in bathrooms are enough to pose a significant risk of falling. Comfort Keepers can help set up a fall prevention plan that will greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of your senior loved one and reduce their risk of falling.
It can be a daunting task to identify all obstacles in a home that can lead to a fall. For example, even a small step or an uneven surface can cause a senior to fall. Things like area rugs are also a threat because they tend to move around and can cause someone to slip. This is why we create a comprehensive home assessment for our senior clients and assess all of a home’s features. With Comfort Keepers, we can take all the precautions necessary when crafting a fall prevention plan for your senior loved one to ensure that they are truly safe at home.
Fall Risks and Possible Injuries
In order to understand all of the possible risks seniors face in their homes, you need to look at life from their perspective. Older adults are more likely to suffer from fall-related injuries because of their age and can suffer broken bones and many other injuries. Seniors with limited mobility aren’t able to brace for a fall, further adding to their possible injuries. This is why a proper home assessment is needed when crafting a fall prevention plan so that all of a home’s hazards are addressed.
Bathroom Safety and Seniors
The bathroom poses one of the most significant fall risks for seniors because of the frequency in which it is used and because of the types of surfaces typically found in them. Some of the possible risks faced by seniors in bathrooms are:
- Stepping in and out of bathtubs can be challenging
- Floor can be slippery from humidity build up
- Sitting and standing up from toilets can be difficult without a handrail
- Curling irons, blow dryers, and other electronic devices near the sink can pose risks
To learn more about the fall prevention and other senior care services we provide at Comfort Keepers, contact our local office today at (970) 235-0398.