Fall Prevention Through Home Care Assistance for Seniors in McKinney, TX and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels provides home care assistance to reduce the risk of falls and promote safe mobility for seniors in McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding areas of Collin County, TX

Falls are life-changing events that can negatively affect the overall health of your elderly loved ones.  In the United States alone, one in three senior adults will experience a fall and sustain serious injuries such as concussion, broken hip or fracture. The recovery time for falls is often longer than other age-related injuries and can result in additional problems if recovery plans are not followed.

As scary as a fall can be – both for seniors and their families – there are steps you can take to be proactive. Visiting Angels McKinney offers a fall prevention program as part of our home care assistance for elderly adults throughout Collin County, including McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities. Our caregivers can help reduce the risk of at-home falls, provide mobility assistance in the home and provide constant monitoring and support.

Importance of Fall Risk Reduction

Of course, preventing a physical injury is essential for a senior’s wellness. But, the lasting mental and emotional effects of a fall make preventing falls even more important. Seniors who experience a fall and subsequent injury often become overly cautious and timid. They may become more isolated for fear of falling again. This isolation can often lead to negative feelings such as depression, loneliness, anxiety or general sadness.

The cautiousness and fear that comes after a fall can actually cause subsequent accidents. Professional home care assistance from Visiting Angels McKinney can give seniors the confidence and physical support they need to remain active.

These steps are essential in reducing the risk of falls:

  • Securing rugs and clearing doorways of furniture or other items
  • Ensuring walkways are well-lit
  • Assisting with light exercise and mobility to promote strength and balance
  • In-home monitoring and support
  • Creating a plan in case of a fall – who to call, what to do, etc.

How Home Care Assistance from Visiting Angels McKinney Can Help

At Visiting Angels McKinney, we’re here to help families and their senior loved ones in whatever capacity is needed. If your loved one struggles with mobility and you’re concerned that they may be at risk for a fall, we can create a customized plan of care to support them. This may include help with bathing and toileting, overnight care to ensure their safety at night or transportation and companionship to errands and appointments.

If your loved one has experienced a fall at home in the past, our senior care staff can help. Our fall prevention program may recommend installing grab bars in key areas such as the bathroom and bedroom.  Our caregivers can run errands, pick up prescriptions and dry cleaning and perform light housekeeping to make things easier on your senior loved one.

Education is a great place to start when it comes to reducing the risk of falls. Let Visiting Angels McKinney answer all of your questions about home care assistance. We’ve served our community for over 10 years and are uniquely qualified to assist. Contact us today!

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