Elder Care in Lewisburg, PA and the Neighboring Communities

Visiting Angels of Lewisburg's Fall Prevention Program is the Elder Care You Need

In addition to causing a physical injury, falls can impact a person emotionally and socially. Bottom line, a fall can significantly change a person’s quality of life. Unfortunately, the fear of falling often causes seniors to avoid leaving the house, decline social invitations, and miss important family functions. This behavior can lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, social isolation, sadness and depression.

Falls Are Life-Changing:

What makes falls so dangerous? Here are a few of the findings in the past few years about the negative affects of falls:

  • Every year, one in three older adults fall and one in five sustain a serious injury such as a broken hip, fracture, concussion, and other injuries
  • Those who fall once are more likely to fall again
  • Over 800,000 persons are hospitalized annually due to falls
  • Recovery can take up to a year in a long-term elder care facility and many people who fall never go home again

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Falls Don’t Just Happen!

Falls are usually caused by one or more risk factors. A risk factor is something that increases a persons chances of falling. Risk factors may be linked to a physical condition, a medical problem, or the home environment. Arthritis, poor eyesight, taking multiple medications, dehydration, and lack of grab bars in the bath tub are a few examples of risk factors. By identifying and addressing risk factors promptly, many falls could be prevented.

Fall and injury prevention continues to be a considerable challenge to seniors. Our commitment to invest in educating older adults, their families, elder caregivers, and service providers about ways to reduce falls is crucial for the ongoing quality of life of our client’s.

Contact Visiting Angels today if you have a loved one in Lewisburg, PA or the surrounding area that is a fall risk or at risk of injury when left alone. Our experienced elder care coordinators can schedule a free, in-home care assessment to determine the best next steps to keep your loved one safe.

Download Your Free Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide today.

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