Auburn, NH Blog

Learn How Care Services Can Prevent or Improve Frailty Syndrome

One day your parent is strong and capable, and the next they appear weak and frail. While changes like these seem sudden, Visiting Angels’ care services know that this sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, your parent may have Frailty Syndrome caused by inactivity. Inactivity can happen suddenly, or it can creep on you. Accidents, illness, and even changes in weather can discourage your parent from being active.

Care services help seniors stay active or re-acclimatize themselves to activity. To overcome frailty, your parent must exercise. Exercise will promote muscle growth, decreasing their weakness. If deemed medically necessary and overseen by a physical therapist, these costs may be covered by Medicare, taking financial stress out of the healing process.

Exercising with the help of and a physical therapist helps prevent frailty, but this is also an excellent opportunity to have a home assessment for fall risks. While your parent is building their muscles, they are still at risk for falling. A handrail here or there can go a long way!

You may have heard this a thousand times, but it’s also important to review medications. If your mother or father shows signs of frailty after beginning a new drug, that is a red flag that requires a phone call to the doctor or a trip to the ER. Your loved one may have an allergy to the medication, or the drug may be interacting with another chemical in your parent’s body. Medications also may interact with foods that your parent has eaten. Make sure your loved one is following the directions of all their medications.

Your parent is likely frail due to a lack of exercise, and it’s best to tackle this problem early. Medications or illness may also cause frailness, and those require assistance from a medical professional. If you are concerned about the health of your loved one, our care services are willing to help.

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.