How Our Living Assistance Services Help Prevent Falls in Greater Kansas City, MO

Visiting Angels Keeps Seniors Safe With Our Living Assistance Services in Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Belton, and Surrounding Areas

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: One in four Americans age 65 and older falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Many of these seniors have sustained serious injuries in the form of fractures, broken hips, and concussions. Moreover, people who sustain serious injuries from falls end up in a long-term care facility and they may never go back home again especially if they keep on getting injured. Our home care agency can help your loved one to avoid accidents in their home through our living assistance services and fall prevention program. 

Physical Injury Can Lead to Emotional Distress

Aside from the physical injury, falls can also cause impact to a person’s emotional and mental health. Most people who succumb to injuries from falls become too overly cautious and they tend to isolate themselves from social gatherings and other events. This behavior can lead to feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and sadness. The thing is that there is a strong link between falls and emotional distress, thus it is important that you address the issue immediately.

Factors Causing Falls

It is important to take note that falls just don’t happen without a reason. Having said this, there are several risk factors that increase the likelihood of your elderly loved one from falling. These include their physical condition, medical problems, and the environment. Examples of physical conditions that can increase the likelihood of falls are dehydration. Medical problems that can cause falls include poor eyesight and arthritis while the absence of grab bars in the bathroom is an environmental risk factor that can lead to falls. Visiting Angels of Kansas City can help establish a living assistance services plan on how to prevent your loved one from succumbing to falls.

Falls and physical injuries are one of the most considerable challenges that elderly people suffer from. Aside from ensuring that they are not dehydrated and/or they take medication for their medical condition, another thing that you can do is to enroll your loved one in a fall prevention program. Visiting Angels of Kansas City has the perfect elder care services for your loved one.

How One-on-One Care Can Help

Our living assistance service providers can offer your entire family important education on fall risks that everyone needs so that you can create a tailored plan to ensure that your loved one's house is fall-proof. Aside from providing you with education, our home care providers can also provide your family with living assistance services in Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Belton, or the surrounding area. Contact our home care agency today at 816-398-8595 to learn more.

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