According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of death and injury for seniors over the age of 65 years old. There are various reasons for why this is so common, such as medication mishaps, illnesses, and environmental factors. Studies suggest that people who have fallen once are 75% more likely to fall again within six months.
If you want to take preventative measures for you or your loved one, Assisting Hands Home Care in Richardson, TX, wants to help with our fall prevention services.
Preventing In-Home Falls
It is important that you and your loved one maintain a clutter-free and safe environment to reduce the risk of falls. These practical steps include:
- Maintaining a well-lit home and using night lights during the evening
- Wearing shoes with nonskid soles (rather than slippers or sandals)
- Tacking down loose carpets and removing throw rugs
- Avoiding ladders and step stools
- Ensuring that your floor is clean of liquids and not waxed
- Removing loose cords from hallways and keeping floors clear
- Installing handrails on both sides of the stairwell
- Installing grab bars and handles near showers, bathtubs, and toilets
Let Us Help
You may want to consider help from an in-home caregiver if you or a loved one have difficulty completing daily tasks like getting out of bed, meal preparation, and standing up from chairs. In-home caregivers are available at any time and can provide different tasks based on your specific needs. This ensures that your loved one remains independent while also receiving the additional care they need.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, our caregivers are all trained in fall prevention through the Fall Prevention Centers of America. We understand that hiring a caregiver is a major decision, so consider carefully before you contact us for fall prevention services.
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Call Assisting Hands Home Care at (214) 865-7870 to request a free consultation about our fall prevention services in Richardson, TX, and the surrounding areas.
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