How Our Fall Prevention Services Help Seniors in Wheat Ridge and Denver, CO and Surrounding Areas Stay Safe
At Visiting Angels Denver, our elderly care services include in-home fall prevention solutions for seniors in Wheat Ridge, Denver, Golden and surrounding Colorado communities
Falls are the main reason behind the loss of independence in older adults in the Denver area!
Alongside causing a rather unpleasant physical injury, falls can also impact Mom or Dad’s life on a social and emotional level. The truth is that fall-related injuries can significantly reduce a senior’s quality of life. What’s more, older adults can also develop a fear of falling. As a result, your loved one might be reluctant to leave the house, avoid opportunities to socialize or miss more than a few family gatherings. This can lead to isolation and make your loved one feel lonely, sad, depressed and anxious.
Here are some statistics to illustrate just how much falls can be dangerous:
- One in three seniors falls every year. Due to a fall, one in every five older adults will sustain a serious injury such as a fracture, concussion, broken hip and more.
- Seniors who have already fallen once are more likely to fall again.
- More than 800,000 individuals are hospitalized annually due to falls.
- Recovery from a fall can take up to a year in a long-term care facility. After a fall, many seniors require permanent support from either a care facility or a professional home care agency.
Recognizing Risk Factors and Preventing Falls with Fall Prevention Solutions from Visiting Angels Denver
In many cases, falls are not just random accidents. The majority of senior falls usually happen due to one or more risk factors. Very often, these risk factors are directly linked to a senior’s physical condition, chronic medical condition or unsafe home environment. For example, arthritis, poor vision, taking multiple medications, dehydration and lack of grab bars in the bathroom are common risk factors. By being able to recognize and reduce the risk factors in your loved one’s surroundings, you can prevent falls and significantly enhance their safety at home.
With Visiting Angels Denver as your partner in home care, your loved one can boost their independence and quality of life. Through our fall reduction care plans, we are committed to educating senior clients, their family members and our caregivers and service providers on how to reduce falls and fall-proof the home.
At Visiting Angels Denver, we understand the importance of fall prevention. Our dedicated caregivers provide in-home elderly care services specially designed to ensure a safe living environment, prevent falls and fractures and improve mobility, balance and overall health.
If you’d like to learn more about our fall-proofing measures and other elderly care services, contact our office in Wheat Ridge, CO, today!
Serving Central Denver, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden & the Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels DENVER, CO4251 Kipling St #535
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033