Fall Prevention for Seniors in Gastonia, NC, and Surrounding Areas
The fall prevention program from Visiting Angels helps seniors in Gastonia, NC and surrounding areas stay safe through the support of our in-home care providers
Falls are the main reason why many older adults lose their independence! In addition to causing a physical injury, falls can impact a person emotionally and socially. Bottom line, a fall can significantly change a person’s quality of life. Unfortunately, the fear of falling often causes seniors to avoid leaving the house, decline social invitations, and miss important family functions. This behavior can lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, social isolation, sadness and depression.
That’s why at Visiting Angels Gastonia, we offer fall prevention solutions for seniors in our care. Our in-home care providers are committed to helping our clients stay safe by reducing the risk of falling in the home.
How a Fall Can Change a Senior’s Life
- Every year, one in three older adults fall and one in five sustain a serious injury such as a broken hip, fracture, concussion, and other injuries.
- Those who fall once are more likely to fall again.
- Over 800,000 persons are hospitalized annually due to falls.
- Recovery can take up to a year in a long-term care facility and many people who fall never go home again.
How Visiting Angels Gastonia Can Help
Falls are usually caused by one or more risk factors. A risk factor is something that increases a person’s chances of falling. Risk factors may be linked to a physical condition, a medical problem, or the home environment. Arthritis, poor eyesight, taking multiple medications, dehydration and lack of grab bars in the bathtub are a few examples of risk factors. By identifying and addressing risk factors promptly, many falls could be prevented.
Fall and injury prevention continues to be a considerable challenge to seniors. Our commitment to invest in educating older adults, their families, in-home care providers and service providers about ways to reduce falls is crucial for the ongoing quality of life of our client’s.
If you or your loved on needs help with mobility and moving around their home, our caregivers and in-home care providers are here to help. From making your home more walkable with less trip hazards with the help of light housekeeping, or helping your senior loved one get from room to room, we are here for you so let us know how we can help!
Contact Visiting Angels Gastonia to Get Started
Contact our Gastonia, NC office at 704-825-3350 to learn how our in-home care providers can help your loved one. You can schedule a free in-home consultation to learn more about our services.
Serving Gastonia, Cramerton, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Belmont and Surrounding Communities in Gaston and Cleveland Counties
Visiting Angels GASTONIA, NC1544 Union Rd Ste B
Gastonia, NC 28054