Fall Prevention for Seniors in Conway, AR and the Surrounding Areas
As your senior loved ones get older, they are more at risk of falling and sustaining injuries from a fall. Aging seniors must have safety measures in place and learn how to avoid dangerous falls. Falls are the most common reason why seniors lose their independence. At Visiting Angels of Conway, our senior caregivers can provide fall prevention support for elderly adults in Conway, Cabot, Greenbrier, Vilonia, and surrounding Arkansas communities who want to age in place.
Call us at 501-381-1630 to learn how we help seniors in and around Conway stay safe.
How Falls Can Impact Seniors in and Around Conway
Visiting Angels of Conway is committed to helping seniors make the most of their golden years in the comfort of their own homes. Seniors are far more likely to experience a severe fall than other adults, and every year one in three seniors suffers a painful fall. This statistic is because risk factors that lead to falls are more common in seniors.
These risk factors can include:
- Taking multiple medications
- Health complications
- Cognitive disorders
- Painful or stiff joints
- Loss of hearing
- Reduced eyesight
- Mobility problems
- Poor coordination
- Lowered strength
Many seniors take a longer time to recover from injuries caused by falls. Some falls can even be life-altering, and in the worst-case scenario, they can be life-threatening. When seniors fall and fracture their hip, it can take up to 12 months to heal and require transitional care. Countless seniors never fully recover from hip fractures and, as a result, lose their independence.
Luckily, most falls are preventable with the help of professional senior caregivers and fall prevention programs.
How Can Families Prevent Falls for Seniors?
When seniors fall, 75 percent of the time, they happen in the home or nearby. By identifying the risk factors that exist in your loved one’s home, taking precautions to reduce the likelihood of a dangerous fall is essential. Hiring a professional senior caregiver can help reduce fall risk factors in your loved one’s home and ensure their safety as they age in place.
How Senior Caregivers from Visiting Angels of Conway Can Help Prevent Falls
At Visiting Angels of Conway, we offer fall prevention as part of our home care services. Our senior caregivers can help your loved one avoid falls in ways that complement our other services.
Some of the ways we can help your loved one stay safe include:
- Reminding your loved one to take their medication when needed and observing any possible side effects that could impact their balance
- Preparing healthy meals to keep up your loved one's strength
- Clearing walkways and helping with other light housekeeping tasks to reduce clutter on the floor
- Mobility and ambulation assistance
- Helping your loved one get in and out of the bathtub so they don't slip
- And so much more
If you are worried about your loved one falling in their home, contact Visiting Angels of Conway today to learn more and schedule a free in-home consultation.
Serving Conway, Cabot, Greenbrier, Vilonia, and the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels CONWAY, AR240 Skyline Dr #301
Conway, AR 72032