At Home Caregivers Reduce the Risk of Falls for Seniors In Ann Arbor, MI & The Surrounding Areas
Comfort Keepers employs qualified at home caregivers who help to reduce the risk of falls at home for seniors
Falls are one of the most common ways that seniors are injured every year. Falling at home can cause serious injuries and make it difficult for seniors to remain independent in their homes. But there are ways to lower the risk of falls at home for seniors and Comfort Keepers of Ann Arbor, MI can help keep your senior loved one safe.
An at home caregiver from Comfort Keepers can help your senior move around the home safely and can help seniors who have mobility challenges with tasks like climbing the stairs or showering. The reliable and compassionate care from an at home caregiver will allow seniors to live at home safely.
At Comfort Keepers, our at home caregivers are trained to recognize potential tripping and falling hazards in the home. Fall risk reduction starts with a survey of a senior's home to identify potential hazards and recommend adjustments to make the home safer.
There are many ways to make a home safer for seniors, including:
- Eliminating throw rugs.
- Moving and putting away cords.
- Adding grab bars by toilets and in showers.
- Installing motion sensors on lights.
Comfort Keepers fall risk reduction also includes help with balance. Many falls are the result of balance issues and our at home caregivers work carefully with a senior's doctors and therapists to address balance issues. Supports often include help with exercises and therapy movements designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Caregivers can also ensure seniors have access to healthy and nutritional meals and remain properly hydrated as malnutrition and dehydration both dramatically increase the risk of falls.
How Comfort Keepers Helps
In the event that a fall does occur, quick access to help is crucial to a senior's safety and recovery. At home caregivers can get seniors the medical help they need and stay with them until you or another family member can arrive. Comfort Keepers offers several technology-based solutions to help keep seniors safe both at home and while they are out and about. For example, a one-touch medic alert bracelet or necklace from Comfort Keepers can summon help to a senior's exact location. Since agents already have a senior's medical history and information, first responders can be filled-in before they arrive which can save critical time, especially if a senior has hit their head or lost consciousness.
Even though seniors are at a much greater risk of falling than other age groups seniors can stay safe at home with a little extra help. Our compassionate at home caregivers have the training and experience to keep seniors safe at home.
For more information about fall risk reduction or the many other ways, Comfort Keepers of Ann Arbor, MI's in-home services can maximize your senior loved one's safety while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of home, contact us online or give us a call at (734) 234-8277 today.