Home Health Care Services from Comfort Keepers in Houston, TX, Help Prevent Falls
We can help seniors in Houston, Cypress, and the surrounding areas of Texas maintain their independence while ensuring they stay safe with our home health care services
If your loved one in Houston, TX, has decided to age at home, reducing the risk of a fall is an important step towards ensuring their safety and well-being. When we think about falls, we are often worried that our family members might get hurt by falling down the stairs. However, there are so many other fall hazards in your parent’s home you might not even be aware of. Luckily, with Comfort Keepers' home health care services, your parent can age safely at home. Our caregivers can create a fall prevention plan and reduce your loved one’s risk of a fall.
Assessing the Situation
It is hard to identify all the things that might put your loved one in harm’s way. Even a floor that changes levels can cause a fall. Loose area rugs, bad lighting, and bad furniture placement can lead to an accident and injury. At Comfort Keepers in Houston, Cypress, and the surrounding areas, our home health care services are focused on the safety of our clients. We will complete a comprehensive home assessment and create a fall risk care plan that will reduce risk at home.
Minor Falls, Big Consequences
As we age, our bodies are no longer able to recover as well as they used to. This is why falls can seriously endanger your parent’s health. Even a minor fall can result in an injury or a fracture and your parent may take a long time to heal and recover. Seniors who have experienced a fall might struggle with limited mobility, which can lead to further injury. This is why a home assessment is a valuable part of our home health care services plans.
Safety in the Bathroom
A bathroom is a place in your loved one’s home with most fall hazards. The tiles on the floor can become very slippery when they are wet, and stepping in and out of a tub can be challenging. If needed, our caregivers can recommend installing a shower safety seat and shower bar. In case your loved one finds sitting and standing up from the toilet difficult, installing a handrail might be necessary. In addition, devices such as curling irons and shaving razors that are placed near the sink can pose a risk for injury. It is important to ensure that your loved one can use their bathroom safely, without putting their health and well-being at risk.
Still have questions or ready to get started with our home health care services? Call our office today at (346) 202-7209!