Reducing the Risk of Falls With Senior At Home Care In Las Vegas, NV and the Surrounding Area
Find out how senior at home care can help reduce the risk of your loved one falling in their Las Vegas, NV home.
Falls can keep seniors from enjoying a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. Even worse, the fear of falling keeps millions of American seniors from living an active lifestyle. While many American seniors wish to remain in the comfort and convenience of their own home during their elder years, the risk of falling makes many of them think twice about this choice. Many others, having suffered a fall, need to spend time in an assisted living community or nursing home. The good news is that Comfort Keepers’ senior at home care can help moderate the risk of falling through fall risk reduction.
Fall risk reduction starts with a survey of a senior's home to identify potential hazards and recommend adjustments to make the home safer. Many common suggestions include making walkways safer by eliminating throw rugs and moving cords, adding grab bars by toilets and in showers, and installing motion sensors on lights.
Fall risk reduction also includes balance help. Many falls are the result of balance issues and Comfort Keepers 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.
In the event a fall does occur, quick access to help is crucial to a senior's safety and recovery. 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.
In short, seniors are at a much greater risk of falling than other age groups and the consequences of those falls are greater as well. Thankfully, with the support of Comfort Keepers’ senior at home care, your loved one’s enjoyment of their elder years does not need to be compromised even if they have a condition that increases their risk of falling.
For more information about fall risk reduction or the many other ways Comfort Keepers in home services can maximize your senior loved one's safety while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of home, contact a senior at home care coordinator today.