In Home Care for Elderly and Fall Risk Reduction
Fall risk reduction in home care for elderly plans assists seniors with balancing themselves while preventing falls.
Fall risk reduction is an integral aspect of in home care for the elderly. Helping your loved one continue to live an active lifestyle is paramount to their good health and minimizing their risk of taking a fall can go a long way when it comes to taking preventative action.
One thing many people are not aware of is that the majority of emergency room visits by seniors are the direct result of having taken a fall. Seniors, who are already frailer than younger people, do not take so well to falling. A simple fall can result in broken bones and prolonged hospital stays and a difficult recovery even for the healthiest of seniors.
In home care for elderly and active prevention of falls before they actually occur, can add years to a senior's continuing to live in the comfort of their home. Fear of falling is one of the biggest reasons seniors decide to move out of their homes and into an assisted living facility or nursing home. Most older adults are afraid of losing balance and may live in constant fear of future falls.
In Wichita, KS, Comfort Keepers was one of the first companies to offer fall risk reduction services. Our balance care and fall risk reduction program was designed to mitigate risk, reduce potential hazards, and maintain your loved one’s balance. We believe this contributes to improving their overall health, confidence, and well-being. It also contributes to their safety and feelings of security in the home that they love.
Our Balance Care and Fall Risk Reduction program includes the following services:
- Carrying out a home safety fall risk assessment in your loved one's home.
- Fall risk reduction activities like decluttering your parent's home.
- Coordinating the installation of home modifications that may include things like grab bars and handrails. Your loved one could also decide to change their bathing situation and install new flooring if the current one is too slippery.
- Encouraging your loved one to exercise.
- Helping your loved one eat well and stay hydrated.
- Mobility assistance.
- Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
To find out more about our care options please give us a call today. Our friendly representatives are standing by and can help you learn everything you need about bringing up in home care for elderly to your loved one and even point you in the right direction in terms of further resources.