In-Home Health Care Supports Fall Risk Reduction in Monroe, MI
At Visiting Angels, our in-home health care services include fall prevention and creating safe surroundings for seniors in Monroe, Temperance, Grosse Ile and surrounding areas
For the majority of our lives, most of us never think twice about falls. Sure, all of us do it every once in a while, but even when we do, we recover quickly from them. For seniors, taking a fall is a much more serious.
The fact is that many individuals over the age of 65 can very quickly lose their independence after taking a fall. If you are worried about your loved one, if you have noticed that they are not as steady on their feet as they used to be, it may be time to consider how in-home health care from Visiting Angels Monroe could help improve their quality of life.
The Importance of Fall Prevention
As part of our services, we will make sure your loved one’s home is fall proofed. There is so much that something as simple as fall proofing can do for your parent. Physical injuries resulting from a fall can negatively impact a senior’s emotional and social life, very much so reducing their quality of life.
Once a senior falls and experiences just how much a fall can impact their health, they may become reluctant to leave the house, spending less time outside and with people that matter most to them. As you can imagine, many older adults who find themselves in this situation will begin experiencing anxiety, loneliness, social isolation, sadness, and even depression.
Like we said, falls are life-changing! In fact, falls as life-changing are not rare and isolated incidents. Each year, over a third of all seniors falls and experience serious injuries from falling. At the same time, once a senior takes a fall, they are likely to fall again. Although as many as 800,000 people are hospitalized due to falls, older adults take a much longer time to recover. In some cases, seniors may spend the better part of a year recovering.
How In-Home Health Care Can Help Prevent Falls
The good news is that, although seniors are significantly more at risk of falling, there is a lot we can do to prevent them with quality in-home health care. At Visiting Angels, fall prevention is a regular part of our home care services.
To find out more about how Visiting Angels can be there for your loved one through our renowned fall prevention program, please call our Monroe, MI office today! We are available to answer any questions and even visit your loved one’s home for a consultation.
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Serving Monroe County Michigan, including Temperance, Grosse Ile, Flat Rock, and Toledo, OH
Visiting Angels MONROE, MI15649 S. Telegraph Rd
Monroe, MI 48161