Preventing Falls with Senior Care Services in Humble

As your parent or loved one ages, their risk of being injured due to a fall is increased for a number of reasons. They may suffer from mobility or strength issues which may make them more susceptible to falls. Additionally, seniors’ bodies are often more fragile than those of younger individuals meaning a fall is more likely to lead to a serious or even life-threatening injury. In fact, a senior receives hospital attention due to a fall every 13 seconds in America. With the dangers related to falls being so great, at Visiting Angels Humble, we are committed to providing senior care services that help reduce their risk of falling. We've outlined some of the ways you can help keep your loved one safe.

Healthy Habits. Encouraging your loved one to stay active and exercise regularly will help them maintain their balance. Exercise will also help your loved one build up their strength making them less susceptible to injuries should a fall occur. Before starting an exercise program, please consult with your loved one's medical care providers.

Keeping Medications in Order. Your loved one should regularly review their medications with their pharmacist or doctor. It's important to ask about side-effects, such as dizziness and balance problems, that may lead to a fall. Additionally, ensuring your loved one takes the right dose at the right time can reduce side-effects from medication. 

Education and Awareness. When providing senior care services in the Humble area, one of the easiest ways to prevent falls is by being aware of the falling hazards in the home. Be sure to eliminate tripping hazards and slippery surfaces and to educate your family about how to prevent falls.

Getting Started with Senior Care Services in Humble

At Visiting Angels Humble, we provide seniors with a variety of care services that help reduce the risk of falls. We can help your loved one with day-to-day tasks around the home, thereby reducing the risk of falls. We often help with activities such as light housekeeping, so seniors don’t have to perform higher-risk activities like vacuuming and climbing stepladders. Additionally, our compassionate caregivers can help your loved one with bathing and dressing to minimize falls in the bathroom. We also provide mobility assistance and medication reminders.

Getting started with senior care services is easy. Simply call our office to schedule an initial consultation. During this visit, we'll perform a falls assessment to identify areas of the home that may be a falls risk.

To learn more about how our senior care services can help your loved one, contact Visiting Angels Humble today.

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