Visiting Angels of Frederick Blog

Preventing Falls and More

Did you know that one in four older Americans falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+.  Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active.

The good news about falls is that most of them can be prevented. Having a Visiting Angel in your home can provide you with comfort and peace of mind. Together you can work on exercises that promote good balance and well-being. An Angel who is there with your frequently may reconize health changes and encourage you to seek medical attention. Increased experiences of lightheadness, dizzy spells and balance issues are all signs of underlying issues. Our Angels can transport you safely to your appointments, prepare well balanced meals and assit around the house with both physical and mental needs. 

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