Promoting Safer Senior Care Services in Beaver Dam
Each year, about one third of all seniors in America experience a fall. As seniors age, their bodies become more fragile, making them more likely to seriously or even fatally injure themselves when a fall occurs. With falls being so dangerous, we at Visiting Angels® Beaver Dam are dedicated to providing proactive care services that keep the seniors in our community safe. If you provide senior care services to a loved one in the Beaver Dam area, below we've outlined some of the ways you too can help make sure your loved one remains safe from falls.
One of the best ways to help your loved one reduce their chance of falling is by encouraging them to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. By enrolling in a light exercise program, your loved one can build up their strength and balance, making them less likely to fall and injure themselves.
Side-effects from medication such as dizziness and balance issues will increase your loved one's risk of a fall. By making sure your loved one regularly reviews their medication with their doctor, you can reduce any unnecessary side-effects their medications may have. You can also help your loved one prevent falls by having their vision and hearing checked regularly, and by speaking with their doctor to get a better sense of how at-risk they are of falling.
About 55% of all falls take place inside the home. By making sure your loved one's home is free of tripping and slipping hazards, you can help reduce their chance of falling in their home. Taping down carpets, securing loose floorboards, and advising your family to be alert for hazards will help keep your loved one safe.
Senior Care Services from Visiting Angels Beaver Dam
At Visiting Angels Beaver Dam, our senior care services can help your loved one reduce their chance of falling by providing a watchful eye and a helping hand. Just some of the care services we provide to help prevent falls for seniors in Appleton, Beaver Dam, Oshkosh, and throughout the surrounding communities include:
- Transportation to medical appointments and fitness programs
- Keeping medication in order to prevent unnecessary side-effects
- Bathing and dressing assistance
- Light housekeeping and meal preparation
- Mobility assistance
To learn more about how our senior care services can help prevent your loved one from falling, call our Beaver Dam office today.
Serving Dodge & Columbia Counties
Visiting Angels BEAVER DAM, WI140 Corporate Dr #2
Beaver Dam, WI 53916