Attentive Home Care in Leesburg, VA and the Surrounding Area
Safe and Steady fall prevention offered by Visiting Angels of Virginia helps seniors prevent slips, trips, and falls around the home with attentive home care. When falls are controlled, the risk of further injuries may lead to more complications. These injuries are the number one reason that senior adults lose their independence-- this is why we believe that fall prevention is an important part of aging in place.
Why Attentive Home Care is important for Seniors
Our team at Visiting Angels is committed to helping keep seniors living in their homes for as long as they wish to-- where they feel safest, happiest, and most comfortable. We have made fall prevention part of our professional DNA. Research has shown that seniors are more likely to suffer falls than younger adults, with 1 in 3 seniors experiencing a serious fall every year. This is primarily due to the multiple risk factors that among seniors, including:
- Decreased strength
- Poor coordination
- Limited mobility
- Reduced eyesight
- Hearing loss
- Stiff or painful joints
- Health complications
- Cognitive disorders
- Multiple medications
In most cases, seniors who suffer from serious injuries are more likely to suffer from life-threatening side effects. The most common are hip fractures. The recovery time for this can take up to 12 months and may require transitional care. It also comes with a significant risk of life-threatening complications. Most seniors never fully recover from this type of injury, typically ending with independence being lost.
Luckily, the majority of these falls can be avoided with attentive home care. With Visiting Angels, Safe and Steady programs are used by consumers to reduce the risk of falling around the home-- which is the most common location for slips, trips, and falls.
How to Prevent Falls at Home for Seniors
Over 75 percent of dangerous falls happen around the home. This means that most falls are preventable with the proper precautions and attentive home care within the home. Using our Safe and Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide is the best way to identify risk factors in your loved one's home and take steps to reduce the risks of suffering a fall.
This guide includes critical information about:
- 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
This guide also includes a list of easy home modifications you can make 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
Our home care services also include fall prevention; our caregivers work hard to reduce their clients falling risks in multiple ways, all depending on the chosen home care. Our companion care services assist clients with maintaining their homes and with day-to-day tasks. If your loved one's health status puts them at risk for falls, our personal care services can help with attentive home care activities such as dressing, bathing, and mobility.
Fall prevention is also an essential part of several other Visiting Angels attentive home care programs, including our Alzheimer's care, dementia care, and Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care services.
Ready to get started with elder assistance and fall prevention with attentive home care?
Find your nearest Visiting Angels' home care agency today or CONTACT US to learn more about our elder assistance services!
Serving Loudoun, Northern Fairfax, and Clarke Counties, VA
Visiting Angels NORTHERN VIRGINIA15A Loudoun St SW
Leesburg, VA 20175