Fall Risk Reduction is a Major Part of Care for Seniors in Cambridge, ON and Surrounding Areas
Care for seniors focuses on in-home safety and wellness, promoted through fall risk reduction activities
Minimizing the risk of a fall is considered by many to be the best way to help your loved one stay safe while remaining active as they age. A major aspect of care for seniors is to take preventative action. At Comfort Keepers, our in-home care providers help seniors create a safe, hazard-free home environment that promotes safety, activity, and independence.
Preventing falls can add years to a senior’s life and the time they spend living in their own home. Falls are one of the biggest impediments for seniors. The majority of hospital visits by older adults are actually the direct result of falls.
Our program keeps seniors safe and healthy in their homes
For seniors who wish to stay in their home as they age, it is important that loss of balance and the risk of future falls is reduced as much as possible. We are proud to offer fall risk reduction services for seniors in Cambridge, Brantford, and the surrounding areas of Ontario. Our program is designed to mitigate risk, reduce potential hazards, and help your loved one stay strong. However, we believe that our care for seniors program contributes to improving the health, confidence, emotional and psychological well-being of seniors. Subsequently, it helps give peace of mind to a senior’s family members.
Safety risk assessment to reduce household hazards
In Cambridge, ON, our fall risk reduction program includes a safety risk assessment of your loved one’s home, activities focused on preventing falls, and the coordination of home improvements like:
- installation of grab bars and hand rails
- bath/tub changes for easy access
- flooring updates for better traction
- furniture rearrangement and decluttering
- improved lighting conditions
Personal Support Workers will also encourage your loved one to exercise as part of their care for seniors program. Following the orders of physicians or a recovery rehabilitation program, light exercise and stretching can help improve a senior’s balance, stability, and strength. This helps them feel much more secure on their feet and improves their coordination.
Proper nutrition and hydration are also major aspects of our fall risk reduction program and our care for seniors program in general. We also help seniors get around the house. Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) are also an option for seniors in Cambridge, ON.
To find out more, please contact us today! We’re happy to answer your questions and work with your family to create the best possible senior care plan.