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In Home Care For Seniors Offers Fall Risk Assessments For Seniors Who Live Alone

Mar 9, 2018 by Garrett Hafler

One of the most common reasons that elderly patients visit the hospital is due to a fall. The riskiest part of a fall is that if your loved one hits his or her head, it could mean a traumatic brain injury occurs. Unfortunately, TBI is very serious and can lead to extensive health problems or even death, which is not something you want to think about. In home care for seniors is provided to those elderly individuals who live at home and need some help to complete daily tasks. These tasks can include exercises to increase mobility or fall risk assessments in the home.

Below, our in home care for seniors team will discuss some tips that can help you prevent falls in your loved one’s home, especially when no one is around.

  • Make sure that you remove all hazards from the home, which can include loose rugs, clutter, and even exposed wires
  • Have your loved one’s vision checked to make sure that he or she is able to see clearly, as vision problems are one of the main causes for falls
  • In home care for seniors can assist with making sure that your loved one gets about 30 minutes of exercise per day. It is best to have someone assist your loved one to prevent any accidental falls
  • Always keep the home as lit as possible and consider using automatic nightlights or put lights in the home on timers
  • Do make use of assistive devices, when needed and place them in areas where your loved one could use some help

It is important that you never leave your loved one alone if he or she is a fall risk. In home care for seniors is provided by Comfort Keepers and we will do all that we can to assist your loved one and prevent falls within the home. 

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