Elder Care Services Available in Painesville, OH and the Surrounding Area
Comfort Keepers of Painesville, OH offers fall prevention for your loved one as an elder care service.
When seniors live alone, it is difficult not to worry about their safety. Reducing the risk of a fall is necessary to ensure their health and well-being. When we think about fall hazards, steep stairs that can cause a large fall are the first thing that comes to mind. However, even small falls can be extremely dangerous and affect your loved one’s health. With our elder care services and fall prevention plans, we can minimize the risk of injuries, improve your parent’s safety and help them remain independent.
Reviewing the Situation
It is easy to overlook some of the fall hazards in your loved one’s home. People are often aware of the obvious ones, such as stairs, loose rugs or clutter. However, even slightest obstacles such as floors with uneven surfaces can lead to an accident. That is why our elder care services include a comprehensive home assessment during which our caregiver will check for fall hazards in your loved one’s home.
Fall Risks and Injuries
As we get older, our body becomes more fragile. When it comes to seniors, falls can lead to severe injuries, such as broken bones, and the loss of independence. In addition, limited mobility may result in further injury. This is why home assessment is valuable for our clients, and why we include information about the fall hazards into our care plans.
Bathroom Safety for Seniors
One of the areas in the home with most fall hazards is definitely the bathroom. After a shower or a bath some water may end up on the tiles and make them slippery. In addition, stepping in and out of a tub can be challenging with older adults with limited mobility. Our elder care providers can recommend installing a shower safety seat or a shower bar. If your parent finds sitting and standing up from the toilet difficult, getting a handrail might be necessary. Placing electronic devices such as curling irons and shaving razors somewhere near the sink can pose a risk for injury. Our elder care providers can make sure that your loved one has a plan for how to use the bathroom in their home safely and lower their risk of injuries.
Whether you are interested in fall risk reduction or any of our other elder care services, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Painesville, OH.