Attentive Home Care: Fall Prevention Program for Seniors in Danvers, MA and the Surrounding Area
Falling is typical amongst the elderly but can lead to severe physical and mental complications. One in three older adults aged 65 or older falls each year. Over 800,000 older adults are hospitalized yearly due to a severe fall injury. Falling can also lead to emotional ailments, including anxiety and depression. The best way to prevent these falls is to minimize risk factors and, as a result, lower the chance of falling. We help local seniors prevent through one of our attentive home care: The Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Program.
Attentive Home Care in Danvers, Peabody, Beverly, Marblehead, and Nearby Cities
Some ailments that can surface after a fall include a fracture, a broken hip, or a concussion. These serious physical effects can immediately cause a senior to lose their independence. To recover from these injuries, many spend up to a year in a long-term care facility—some never return home. Some seniors may distance themselves from public gatherings to prevent themselves from falling again.
How Falls Affect Mental Health
With fear comes isolation, as many seniors have experienced. Preventing themselves from falling may mean missing out on family reunions or community events. They may miss important events like grandchildren's graduation or a childhood friend's birthday party. The key to preventing falls without becoming isolated is to evaluate the senior’s lifestyle.
What Are the Risk Factors for Falling?
At Visiting Angels of Danvers, we understand that falls can be predictable. Medical illnesses, physical ailments, and home environments could cause a senior to have a higher chance of falling. Multiple risk factors cause the chance to rise even more. Some risk factors include medications, reduced muscle strength, and a lack of grab bars in the bathtub. When you revisit and correct these risk factors, you can prevent the senior from falling.
Schedule a FREE Home Care Consultation
Want to learn more about our attentive home care? Call Visiting Angels of Danvers today at 978-354-7957. Through our attentive home care, we strive to make a difference in the lives of Danvers seniors each day.
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Serving Boston's North Shore and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS85 Constitution Ln #2D
Danvers, MA 01915