Fall Risk Reduction is a Major Part of Care for Seniors
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 actually one of the biggest impediments for seniors and the majority of hospital visits by older adults are actually the direct result of falls.
For seniors who have expressed the 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. Comfort Keepers is proud to offer fall risk reduction services for seniors in Cambridge, Kitchener, Brantford, and the surrounding areas of Ontario. Our program is designed to mitigate risk, reduce potential hazards, and help your loved one stay strong. We believe that our care for seniors program contributes to improving the health of seniors, but also their confidence, and emotional and psychological well-being. It also helps give peace of mind to a senior’s family members.
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 the installation of grab bars, hand rails, bath/tub changes, and flooring updates.
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 not only our fall risk reduction program but also 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 any questions you may have and work with your family to create the best possible senior care plan.