Planning an Effective Fall Prevention Program
Did you know that falls are the primary cause of injury, disability, and nursing home placement for seniors? Still, one in every three persons 65 years old and older suffers at least one fall every year. Many of these falls lead to hospitalization.
Fall prevention is an important goal in senior home care and Assisting Hands makes it a priority to increase awareness of the risks of falling and works in together with its client to make their homes safer.
Home Safety Assessment
A critical step in our new client assessment is a Home Safety Evaluation. During this process we will evaluate your loved one’s home with the goal of identifying potential hazards and reducing the probability of a fall. Fall prevention monitoring continues throughout as our caregivers are trained to identify and reduce risks.
Falls Prevention Exercises for Seniors
Moreover, our competent, capable and loving caregivers can help clients follow fall prevention exercises that lower the risk of falling by improving strength, balance and endurance, as per PT instructions.
The people who are at a higher risk of falling are those who present muscle weakness and impaired balance. Assisting Hands works with you and your elderly parents in identifying the health conditions that may cause a fall and its -related injuries, and then creates a fall-prevention plan.
To learn more about Fall Prevention for Seniors, call Assisting Hands at (561) 566-5989, or complete this quick online form. Every client is unique so we create a personalized plan that is specially tailored to meet your individual needs.
We are winners of “Best Home Care Provider of Choice” award for three years in a row. Our caregivers are trained specifically in CPR and First Aid. We take pride in matching our clients’ personalities with our caregiver. Whether it’s a weekly visit or 24-hour care, give us a call us. Assisting Hands – Palm Beach covers North and Central Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Jupiter.
Fall Prevention is an Important Goal in Senior Home Care
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