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
As people age, stability, and mobility tend to decrease. The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that one in four individuals over 65 falls each year. An older person is treated for a fall every 11 seconds. The older you get, the more porous your bones get. Porus bones lead to an increased susceptibility to injuries and breaks. In short, older people are at a much higher risk of sustaining injuries.
One way to prevent a senior from falling is to keep an eye on them and secure their homes to navigate around them easily. Visiting Angels are versed in both of these practices. We strive to assist seniors and get around and make their living spaces accessible to remain at home comfortably and safely.
The challenges of falling as a Senior
Physical injuries can harm mental wellness. It is common for people who have sustained injuries to become hyper-aware of their surroundings and, therefore, scared to go out and socialize from fear of sustaining another injury. When a person isolates themselves, it can result in loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Therefore, it is essential to immediately address any falling issues that a person might have to help ensure that their mental wellness is good.
There are many causes of falls. Some factors are physical condition, medical issues, and the environment that surrounds them. Being dehydrated puts a person at a much greater risk of falling. Arthritis and poor eyesight are also common contributing factors.
The one-on-one care at Visiting Angels includes in-home care and education to seniors and their family members. We will walk you through how to secure your living space so that it is safe to be navigated. We will also educate you on the common causes and effects of falling. By doing this, we hope to minimize the possibility that a senior will fall.
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Serving Kansas City, MO and the Surrounding Area
Visiting Angels KANSAS CITY, MO7914 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114