How Home Health Aides Can Help Your Loved One in the Greater Lithonia, GA Are Remain Safe from Falls
Falls are the main reason why many older adults lose their independence!
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:
- 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 care facility and many people who fall never go home again
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, caregivers, and service providers about ways to reduce falls is crucial for the ongoing quality of life of our client’s.
To learn more about Visiting Angels Lithonia's fall prevention program, call our office today at 770-837-9343.
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Serving Lithonia, Snellville, Decatur, and Stone Mountain Areas
Visiting Angels LITHONIA, GA7495 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA 30058