Senior Care Services in Denton to Help Seniors with Fall Prevention

Every 13 seconds, an American senior receives hospital attention for a fall. Because our bones become fragile as we age, falls pose serious, sometimes fatal, risks. At Visiting Angels® Denton, we provide non-medical senior care services designed to help seniors live longer, safer, and more comfortably at home.

At Visiting Angels Denton, as part of our initial senior care service consultation, we will conduct a complimentary Fall Risk Assessment. We will walk through your loved one’s home, identifying potential fall risks and offering suggestions on how to eliminate them.

Preventing falls is more than just removing the obvious like throw rugs. It’s also about having assistance handy to carry on with everyday activities when they become too difficult. At Visiting Angels Denton, we offer numerous choices for senior care services that can help your loved one retain their independence and continue to live safely in their homes. Some of the senior care services we offer that can help reduce the risk of falls include:

  • Help with showering and dressing
  • Transferring assistance
  • Walking assistance
  • Preparing meals
  • Help with housekeeping
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Help running errands

Because we work with seniors every day at Visiting Angels Denton, we also recognize that there are things that can be done around the home to minimize the risk of a fall. We remind our clients that clutter often plays a factor in falls. If your loved one has piles in the hallways or walk ways, it's time to think about cleaning those out. Wider pathways throughout the home minimize fall risk.

We also recommend ensuring that light bulbs are replaced and that nigh lights are installed in bathrooms and hallways in case your loved one needs to move around at night. Your loved one should be encouraged to wear properly fitting shoes with non-slip soles. Throw rugs should be installed with anti-slip pads or double sided tape to prevent them from coming loose underfoot.

If your loved one struggles to maintain balance, changes to the bathroom maybe necessary. Bathroom falls are a major source of concern for the elderly. Installing mobility devices like hand rails, grab bars, raised toilet seats, and shower seats can help keep your loved one safe. 

Get Started with Senior Care Services Today

Call Visiting Angels Denton today to schedule a senior care service consultation. We proudly assist seniors in Decatur, Argyle, Aubrey, Justin, Ponder, Corinth, Sanger, and Bridgeport, TX.

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