Home Care Assistance For Seniors in Strongsville and Nearby Cities
Our Safe and Steady fall prevention program helps seniors prevent slips, trips, and falls at home. By preventing falls, we can reduce seniors' risk of hurting themselves. These injuries are the number one reason seniors lose their independence, making fall prevention an essential part of aging in place.
Call our Medina, OH office today at 330-723-0300 for all the home care assistance needs!
Home Care Assistance for Seniors in Medina, Brecksville, Strongsville, and the Surrounding Area
At Visiting Angels®, we're committed to helping seniors remain at home as they age, keeping them in the space where they feel safest, happiest, and most comfortable. That makes fall prevention an essential part of our DNA.
Seniors are more likely to suffer falls than younger adults, with 1 in 3 seniors experiencing a severe fall yearly. This is due to several risk factors that are more common among elderly adults, including:
- Decreased strength
- Limited mobility
- Cognitive disorders
- Reduced eyesight
- Poor coordination
- Stiff or painful joints
- Health complications
- Hearing loss
- Multiple medications
Seniors are more likely to suffer serious injuries when falls occur. In many cases, these injuries can have life-altering or life-threatening side effects.
Hip fractures are a particular danger. The recovery period for a hip fracture can take up to 12 months, may require transitional care, and comes with a significant risk of life-threatening complications. Most seniors never fully recover from a hip fracture, and many older adults lose their independence.
The good news is that the vast majority of falls can be prevented.
Our Safe and Steady program can help reduce your loved one's risk of falling at home—the most common location for slips, trips, and falls.
How to Prevent Falls at Home for Seniors
More than 75% of dangerous falls occur in or around the home. This means that most falls can be prevented by taking precautions at home.
Our Safe and Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide can help you identify risk factors in your loved one's home and take steps to reduce the risks of suffering a fall.
This guide includes essential information about the following:
- Physical, social, and emotional health impacts of falls by the elderly
- Environmental risk factors that increase the likelihood of falls at home
- Precautions you can take to eliminate fall risks from the home
- Design changes that can reduce seniors' risk of an at-home fall
- Lifestyle changes that can further reduce fall risks for seniors
The Safe and Steady guide includes a list of easy home modifications to reduce your loved one's risk of falling at home. It also contains a 59-point home safety checklist.
Get Started with Visiting Angels Medina
Our commitment to fall prevention extends to our home care services. Our caregivers can reduce your loved one's risk of falls in several ways, depending on the type of home care we provide to your loved one.
With companion care, we can help your loved one maintain a safe and tidy home and lend a helping hand with day-to-day tasks that may increase the risk of falls. If your loved one's physical health puts them at high risk for falls, our personal care services can help with dressing, bathing, and mobility.
Contact Visiting Angels' Medina today, or contact us at 330-723-0300 to learn more about our home care assistance services!
Download our free "Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide" today.
Serving Medina County, and Southern Cuyahoga County
Visiting Angels MEDINA / STRONGSVILLE, OH135 N Broadway St
Medina, OH 44256