Fall Prevention for Seniors in Benton, AR and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels of Benton's Safe and Steady fall prevention program is available to seniors in Alexander, Benton, Bryant, Mabelvale, and surrounding communities in Arkansas. With our home support services for seniors, we can help reduce the possibility of your loved one falling and injuring themselves. Fall prevention is an essential part of aging in place because of the high incidence of fall-related injuries among the elderly.
Our mission is to help seniors age in place, preferably in their own homes. This is why we stress the need to prevent falls so much.
Our Home Support Services for Seniors Includes Fall Prevention in the Greater Benton, AR, Area
Falls are a leading cause of serious injury among the elderly, who account for around one-third of all such injuries each year. Seniors suffer disproportionately more serious injuries from falls. Many fall-related injuries can cause permanent disability or even death.
Hip fractures, in particular, are a major health concern. There is a significant danger of life-threatening complications after a hip fracture, and recovery may take up to a year. The majority of seniors who suffer from a hip fracture never fully recover from the injury, and as a direct result of this, many elderly people are forced to give up their freedom.
The good news is that it is possible to prevent many falls. The majority of the factors that lead to elderly people falling may be avoided with the help of professional home support services for seniors.
Some of the most common risk factors for fall-related injuries include:
- Decreased strength
- Poor coordination
- Limited mobility
- Reduced eyesight
- Hearing loss
- Stiff or painful joints
- Health complications
- Cognitive disorders
- Side effects from multiple medications
How Senior Care Services from Visiting Angels Can Help
More than seventy-five percent of all major falls occur in or near the home. Therefore, it is crucial to implement safety precautions at home; doing so may prevent the great majority of falls. Our Safe and Steady fall prevention program at Visiting Angels of Benton may help minimize the chance of a slip, trip, or fall occurring in your loved one's home.
Here's how our caregivers can help your loved one stay safe with our home support services for seniors:
- With mobility assistance, we can help your loved one get out of bed and get from room to room safely
- By helping with light housekeeping, our senior care providers can declutter walkways and reduce the chance of tripping over things on the floor
- Our caregivers can help your loved one get in and out of the bathtub, which is a common place for falls
- We can remind your loved one to take their medication when needed and watch out for any side effects that could impact their coordination or balance
- We can prepare meals to keep up your loved one's strength
Get Started with Home Care from Visiting Angels of Benton
Contact our Benton, AR, office to learn how home support services for seniors can help your loved one!
Serving Alexander, Benton, Bryant, Mabelvale and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels BENTON, AR17724 Interstate 30 Suite 4 Office 14
Benton, AR 72019