At Home Care Plans Incorporate Fall Risk Reduction and Mobility Assistance in Federal Way, WA and Surrounding Areas
Comfort Keepers at home care services help seniors stay safe and mobile in their homes in Federal Way, WA
Making sure your loved one is protected from falls is more important than many people would imagine. The primary cause of injury for senior Americans is falling – a startling but accurate fact. Home safety and independence for seniors are both top priorities for Comfort Keepers, which is why fall risk reduction practices are incorporated into every at home care plan.
Seniors are particularly prone to falls for a number of factors. These include:
- Certain prescription medications
- Vision problems
- Cognitive impairment
- General joint wear and tear
- Conditions that affect one's balance,
- Overall decreased gait and flexibility.
Falls can significantly impact a senior's life for the worse. In some cases, falls and other preventable injuries can lead to a loss of independence and reduced quality of life. Some seniors never end up regaining their strength after a fall, leaving them bedridden and restricted in their home.
Education and understanding of the risks of falling for seniors is a great way to begin prevention. Bringing an at home care professional into your loved one’s home provides additional assistance to improve safety and reduce the risk of falls at home.
Fall Risk Surveys
An at home care professional in Federal Way, WA can come to your loved one's home and survey it for fall risks. Our caregivers are trained to recognize hazards and may recommend that your loved one make certain changes to their home like rearranging furniture and installing handrails throughout the house.
At the same time, an at home care professional will keep your loved one's home free of clutter. This is part of our companion care assistance plan which includes a wide range of services, including light housekeeping.
There are many steps your loved one can take, with help from a compassionate caregiver, to reduce their risk of falling. Maintaining a regular exercise routine can do wonders when it comes to improving your loved one's overall strength, flexibility and balance.
If you think that your senior loved one could benefit from our fall risk reduction care plans or would like to find out more about the at home care services we provide in Federal Way, WA, please give us a call today at (253) 200-0038!