Helping Seniors in Longmont, CO and Surrounding Areas Avoid Falls with Professional Home Care Services
Professional home care from Visiting Angels of Boulder County can save your senior loved one’s independence with fall prevention services in Longmont, Boulder, Lousville, Erie, Lafayette and surrounding towns
Every senior shudders at the thought of falling. Falls can drastically change a senior’s life, having a negative influence on their social and emotional well-being. In addition, falls cause physical injuries that can leave permanent consequences.
However, fear of falling can often lead to seniors not wanting to leave their home, causing them to avoid social invitations and family gatherings. This behavior can do more harm than good, as it may lead to feelings of anxiety, social isolation, loneliness, sadness and eventually depression.
Staying at home is certainly not a solution to this problem, but educating yourself and your senior loved one on this topic, and doing all you can to create a safe environment for your senior can greatly contribute to falling prevention. Moreover, you might want to consider hiring a professional home care provider from Visiting Angels of Boulder County to help keep your senior loved one safe in and out of their home.
What Are Some Risk Factors of Falls for Seniors?
Generally, falls can be caused by one or more risk factors. A risk factor refers to something that increases a chance of falling. Risk factors may be associated with a medical problem, a physical condition, or environment in which a person lives. Just some examples of the risk factors are poor eyesight, dehydration, arthritis, taking multiple medications and lack of grab bars in the bathtub.
How Do Falls Drastically Change a Senior’s Life?
- Every year, one out of three seniors fall and one out of five seniors experience a serious injury such as a fracture, broken hip, concussion, and other injuries
- Seniors who fall once will likely fall again
- Every year, more than 800,000 seniors are hospitalized due to falls
- Recovery can be a long process and last up to one year
Recognizing and addressing the risk factors by removing risky items from your loved one’s home or arranging professional home care services from Visiting Angels of Boulder County as soon as possible can prevent falls.
How Can Visiting Angels of Boulder County Help Seniors Stay Safe?
Fall and injury prevention was and still is a considerable challenge to seniors and their family. Our fall prevention program includes educating seniors and their loved ones, as well as our caregivers about various ways to prevent falls and increase our clients’ quality of life.
To learn more about how our professional home care providers can help your senior parent or relative, contact our Longmont, CO, office today at 303-828-2664!
Serving Boulder County, including Longmont, Boulder, Louisville, Erie, Lafayette and Surrounding Areas
Visiting Angels LONGMONT, CO2040 Terry St #106
Longmont, CO 80501