Living Assistance Services Prevents Falls in Gilford, NH and Nearby Cities

Visiting Angels' Living Assistance Services Help Seniors Avoid Unnecessary Falls in Gilford, Laconia, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, and Surrounding Areas   

Falls are one of the main causes of physical injuries among elderly seniors. About 800,000 individuals are hospitalized due to falls and 30% of them usually sustain serious injuries such as fracture, bone fracture, and concussions. In most cases, patients who sustain serious injuries often require care in a long-term facility, so they might not be able to see their loved ones for a long time.

Physical Injuries and Emotional Stress Are Related

While the physical injuries are serious enough, studies show that elderly patients are at high risk of developing from emotional distress and trauma. In most cases, individuals develop a fear of falling thus they avoid leaving the house and decline many social invitations. This isolation often leads to anxiety, depression, loneliness, and sadness. The link between emotional stress and falls is high thus it is important that you know how to address this issue. Visiting Angels of Gilford's living assistance services can help.

How to Address Falls

Addressing falls can be challenging and the first thing that you need to do is to determine the causes. Experts identified three major risk factors that increase the likelihood of falls for the elderly and these include physical conditions, medical problems, and the environment. For physical conditions, one of the biggest causes of falls is dehydration, thus it is important that you let your loved ones stay hydrated all the time. Medical conditions such as arthritis and poor eyesight can be addressed by visiting their physician. Lastly, the absence of grab bars in key areas of the house such as the bathroom can also increase the risk of falls. Visiting Angels of Gilford identifies these risk factors with our living assistance services. Our care plans teach seniors and their families how to prevent falls from happening in the future.

How Visiting Angels of Gilford Can Help

Falls and injury prevention is one of the most challenging parts of taking care of your elderly loved ones. Aside from making your home fall-proof, you can also enroll your loved ones in a fall prevention program. Here at Visiting Angels of Gilford, our caregivers are adept at providing the best care and living assistance services for your loved one. Part of our focus is to educate families on how to deal with falls and what to do to protect your loved ones.

Contact us today at 603-215-7103 to learn more about how Visiting Angels of Gilford can help prevent falls. 

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