In Home Care Options for Fall Prevention in Lancaster, PA and the Surrounding Area

Visiting Angels Offers Plenty of In Home Care Options to Help Prevent Falls in Lancaster, Lititz, Elizabethtown, and Nearby Cities

For seniors, making the most of their golden years often looks like time spent with family and friends, on favorite hobbies, or in enjoying their independence in their own home. Your loved one deserves a future with their best possible health and quality of life. Slip and trip hazards might seem like small problems around the house, but they can have a big impact. In home care options can help your loved one maintain their home, identify risks, and enjoy their health for longer.

The Importance of Fall Prevention

Preventing falls can mean taking just a few small steps, but those steps are incredibly important to preserving the health of your aging loved one. The National Council on Aging counted more than 2.8 million injuries to seniors last year caused by slips, trips, and falls, including 27,000 deaths. At Visiting Angels of Lancaster, our team of expert caregivers know that falls are dangerous and can have complex health impacts, which is why we offer a wide range of in home care options to help prevent them.

Why Do Seniors Have Such a High Risk for Slip and Trips?

Some health conditions that can increase the risk of a slip or trip. If your loved one experiences vision problems, this can lead to challenges navigating their home, especially at night. Vision often changes as we age, so attentive in home care options can help your family track changes in your loved one’s health and adjust accordingly.

Mobility devices can help seniors avoid trips and falls and should be used when recommended by a doctor. That means you should know how your loved one’s mobility device is correctly used as well. Our caregivers can help you make sure that your loved one’s mobility is preserved while maintaining their safety and well-being.

How Can In Home Senior Care Make a Difference in My Loved One’s Safety?

Our caregivers will work with your loved one to understand their individual health conditions, mobility issues, and lifestyle preferences that might impact trip and fall hazards. Trip and fall hazards in the home might include:

  • Loose edges of rugs or carpets
  • Rugs that slide on hardwood or tile surfaces
  • Tightly clustered furniture
  • Clutter in hallways
  • Wet surfaces in bathrooms or kitchen

An experienced caregiver knows how to look for these factors and any others that might make a home unsafe.

Contact Us Today

If you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a loved one who lives alone, Visiting Angels of Lancaster can help. Call our agency today at 717-696-0167 to learn more about how our in home care options can help improve the quality of life for your loved one.

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