Fall Prevention Homecare Services in Alpharetta, GA
Homecare services can help your loved one in Alpharetta or the surrounding area enjoy better health today with a decreased risk of injury from falling
If you’re helping to care for a senior family member, maybe you’ve helped them plan their goals and dreams. Staying close with family and friends, saving enough for a trip during our golden years, spoiling grandchildren, managing health conditions, and even rescuing a new pet might be on your loved one’s to-do list. For many seniors, these best-laid plans can be overturned with a slip or trip. In homecare services can make a difference for seniors who live alone and need to stay safe and independent.
The National Council on Aging estimates that falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries every year, causing breaks, sprains, strains, and concussions. At Comfort Keepers, we know that household accidents can have major health and life impacts, generally with more serious consequences for our more elderly clients. That’s why we keep our focus on in-home safety and health at all times. All of our homecare services are designed to uplift your loved one’s safety, giving them the assistance they need to complete daily tasks, housekeeping routines, and maintain a healthy home.
A caregiver from Comfort Keepers can help you identify hazards or potential danger spots around the home.
Common in-home hazards include:
- Flooring. Places where the flooring changes can be a trip hazard; carpet or rug edges, especially for small or loose rugs, can be a slip hazard for feet and for mobility assistance devices.
- Lack of stability support. Grab bars are a vital tool in any space where your loved one needs to change position. Commonly found in bathrooms for help getting on and off the toilet, grab bars can also be useful next to beds, kitchen tables, showers, and other spaces where your loved one sits, stands, lays down, or adjusts their use of a mobility assistance device.
- Low lighting. Especially because our vision changes as we age, adequate lighting is very important. Keep an eye out for lighting levels in hallways, stairwells, entryways, and commonly used spaces.
Seniors may experience changes in mobility status as their golden years advance. Our customizable care plans are designed to adapt alongside your loved one, so that you can always select the homecare services your loved one most needs without paying for services that aren’t helpful.
Comfort Keepers of Alpharetta is ready to partner with your family to increase the longevity and wellbeing of your aging loved one. Call our locally owned and operated agency at (770) 232-6360 today to learn more.