Did you know that one of the main reasons that seniors end up in the emergency room and consequently losing their independence is the fact that they have taken a fall? Although many of us don't think twice about the falls we take, for older adults, taking one can not only have an incredibly negative impact on their life in the physical sense, it can also completely impact their mood for the worse. That is why at Visiting Angels Jonesboro, our home care assistance includes fall prevention solutions to help seniors in Jonesboro, Ellenwood, Morrow and surrounding towns stay safe. Your loved one is never really safe unless steps are taken to make sure they are not at risk of falling.
Once a senior has taken a fall, their social life is sure to become affected. If an older adult experiences the fall as a traumatic event, as many do, they will start retreating into their home and become afraid to venture out. This will of course impact the way that they interact with others, and can leave them opting out of many important social invitations, even missing important family events like birthdays and Christmas. As you can imagine, doing so can cause many seniors to become anxious, lonely, isolated, sad, and therefore, depressed.
Here's how even one instance of a fall can affect seniors:
The fact is that falls never happen out of the blue. They can be caused by many different factors, including a current physical condition, a medical problem, home environment, arthritis, poor eyesight, side effects from medications and dehydration. In other words, every senior is at risk of taking a fall, but there is a lot we can do about that.
The first step is figuring out what your loved one's risks are. Once we identify possible fall-related risks, our caregivers will work on minimizing these risks to make sure your loved one stays safe.
This can include:
With fall prevention solutions from Visiting Angels Jonesboro, steps can be taken to make sure your loved one's risk of taking a fall is reduced.
To find out more about home care assistance in Jonesboro, GA and how we can help your loved one, please give us a call at 678-883-7217 today!
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