Home Care Service for Mobility Assistance in Nashville, TN and Surrounding Areas
How the home care service from Comfort Keepers of Nashville can help
Trouble with mobility becomes more likely as we age, and it can look like a lot of things: having a hard time with sitting or standing, walking, balance, joint problems, and more can all impact mobility. Mobility challenges can become a hurdle that some seniors face in everyday life, and in every activity. If your loved one is having a hard time with their mobility, using a mobility assistance device, or moving around in their home, Comfort Keepers of Nashville is here to help.
The bottom line for our home care service providers is always your loved one’s safety. That means all of the help we provide with mobility, device assistance, transportation, and anything else is always focused on increasing your loved one’s safety while they move through the world. For seniors, the risk of falling is a serious one. Trips and falls often bring about serious health consequences that can range from bumps and bruises to broken bones or concussions. Many of these injuries take extended amounts of time to heal correctly. The best home care service any senior can receive is care that helps them avoid trips and falls.
Part of our home care service is also helping you and your family address trouble spots in your loved one’s home. Until we ourselves face mobility challenges, we might not recognize how dangerous some parts of our homes can be, from staircases to narrow hallways to poorly lit doorways to bathrooms.
Reducing fall risks and hazards in your home
Our caregiver can make suggestions as to how your loved one’s home can be more accessible and safer and can also help you and your family come up with other customized solutions for your particular needs. Maintaining home safety is important to give your loved one the best and safest access to mobility that we can. Make sure that electric cords, rug edges, and other trip hazards are placed under furniture or adequately secured. Installing grab bars in bathrooms, hallways, and other tight spaces can mean the difference between a slight stumble and a catastrophic fall. Especially if your loved one has fallen before, or tripped in their home, take note of what extra measures can be added to ensure their safety, and make a plan to install them.
Senior mobility issues also include the need to reposition while sitting, lying, or resting. Repositioning allows the muscles to receive renewed blood flow, increasing oxygen throughout the body. Repositioning can also relieve tension in joints, encourage deeper breathing, and reduce muscle stiffness. Your loved one’s caregiver will work to understand the particular physical needs of your family member, and then develop positions and frequency of movement that will work well for their needs.
If you’re concerned about the safety of a loved one who lives alone with mobility issues, Comfort Keepers of Nashville is ready to help. Contact us today at (615) 219-5126 to learn more about our home care service programs and how you can create a care plan as unique as your loved one’s needs.