Falls are the number one cause of injury for seniors and they often lead to serious health problems such as disability, fractures, head trauma and chronic pain. Older adults who fall not only double their chances of falling again but also put their independence and quality of life at risk. Preventing these accidents can greatly improve one’s chances of staying healthy and independent.
As they age, seniors face many health issues that can cause accidents. Muscle weakness, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, malnutrition, low blood pressure, poor vision, ear infections or sensitivity in the legs or feet are all risk factors.
However, there are some precautions that can be taken in order to reduce the likelihood of a fall.
Although some families consider fall prevention only when their loved one is already hurt, taking precautions beforehand is a strategy that could significantly improve a senior’s quality of life.
At Comfort Keepers of Edmonton, we understand how falls can reduce a senior’s quality of life, which is why we provide a thorough home evaluation for all of our clients. By minimizing hazards in the home we reduce the risk of falls and ensure a client’s safety. Our caregivers can also help with mobility issues, provide transportation when needed, support physician-prescribed exercise regimens and diets and assist with housekeeping. Whether your loved one needs help with fall prevention or is recovering after a fall, we are here to assist.
Contact us today and learn more about our quality in-home care services.
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