Visiting Angels' In-Home Caregivers Help Prevent Unnecessary Falls in Aurora, CO and the Surrounding Area
If your loved one suffers from a fall, it has the potential to significantly impact their quality of life. Just the fear alone can not only affect a senior physically, but it can affect them mentally as well. Therefore, a fear of falling can stop a senior from leaving the house, engaging in social events, and participating in family functions. This repeated behavior can lead to feelings of social isolation, sadness, depression, and loneliness.
With Visiting Angels of Aurora's Fall Prevention Program, we strive to educate seniors and their families about different ways to prevent falls so they can get back to living a fulfilling life that they desire. This is assisted wonderfully by our in-home caregivers.
"My brother and I found ourselves in a crunch when our mother moved out of our parents Denver home to Arizona for cancer treatment, leaving 90 year old dad on his own. We rapidly came to realize that dad was falling down, and could not care for himself. I searched for multiple "in-home" assistance firms. Most would not return my calls or provide references. Then I found Terry Ruch of Visiting Angels of Aurora. Terry quickly put his best staff in place (within a day) and a lot of extra effort into making sure dad was well attended for. Thank you Terry and team."
- Nathan T.
Falls Change Lives
- Every year, one in three older adults fall and one in five sustain a serious injury such as a broken hip, a fracture, or a concussion
- There are many falls that don’t result in injury but 45 percent of those non-injured seniors now need assistance to get up
- Those who fall once are more likely to fall again
- Over 800,000 people are hospitalized because of falls
- Recovery can take up to a year in a long-term care facility, and some may never go home again
Risk Factors for Falls
Contrary to popular belief, falls do not just happen. There are risk factors that increase a person’s chance of falling. Some examples of risk factors are arthritis, taking multiple medications, poor eyesight, and dehydration. A possible risk factor may be linked to a physical condition, a medical problem, or the home’s current environment. By noticing risk factors and correcting the issue, many falls can be prevented. An in-home caregiver can help you recognize the risk factors that you may not notice.
Falls continue to be huge problems for seniors. With our Fall Prevention Program in Aurora, Centennial, Denver, and the surrounding area, we are hoping to diminish that problem for the seniors that we cater to. Our in-home caregivers are committed to educating seniors and their families on how to prevent falls and in turn, improve their quality of life.
Get all the information you need to help someone you love by calling our Aurora, CO office at 720-277-3574 today.
Serving Aurora, Centennial, Denver, and the surrounding communities in Colorado
Visiting Angels AURORA, CO15290 E 6th Ave #260
Aurora, CO 80011