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In Home Senior Care Discusses Bone Density for Seniors

Understanding bone density is important as bones weaken as your parent ages. If your mother or father has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it is even more important to understand what bone density is and prepare for the proper treatment and care. In home senior care can provide some important, baseline information for you to know about bone density.

If bone density is in question, a BMD test may be given to your parent. This test will compare your parents score to medical standards. This will provide your mother or father’s doctor with some answers as well as the in home senior care provider. The care provider will now understand how much additional support your mother or father may need including what adaptive equipment they may need to keep them safe and steady on their feet.

A low bone density test can be due to heredity or osteoporosis, and your loved one’s medical team may recommend medication and dietary changes to help reduce any more bone mass.

The objective of the in home senior care specialist is to allow your parent to remain as independent as they are capable of. Despite a low bone density report, they will work with your mom or dad on supporting their therapy issues as well as maintaining a wellness program. It will also be their job to help keep your parent safe from falls and trips due to any weaknesses they may have in their limbs due to softening of the bones.

In the home, senior care specialists are trained to adjust walkways, and remove hazardous items on floors such as throw rugs, wires, or any other trip hazards. This specialist will enhance each day for mom or dad.

Visiting Angels of Auburn, NH provides in home care services to families in Auburn, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Dunbarton, Londonderry, Raymond, Salem, Manchester, Hooksett, Bedford, Suncook, Weare, Concord, Bow, Atkinson, Deerfield, Sandown, Hampstead, Chester, Fremont, Allenstown, Pembroke, Hopkinton, Danville, and other areas around Auburn, New Hampshire.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.