How a Home Health Care Aide from Visiting Angels Palm Beach Gardens Can Help Reduce the Risk of Falls at Home

Visiting Angels provides fall risk reduction to promote safety for seniors in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Juno Beach and surrounding Florida communities through the assistance of an experience home health care aide

Falls are an unpredictable – and often devastating – event for many older adults. A single fall can cause all types of injuries such as broken hips, fractures, or concussions. Over 800,00 individuals each year are hospitalized due to falls. A lot of those who end up in the hospital after a fall spend months in recovery or in a long-term care facility.

With all that being said, there are precautions seniors and their families can take to reduce the risk of falls and subsequent injuries at home. Visiting Angels of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, offers a unique fall prevention program to help seniors build strength and confidence, maintain a hazard-free environment and prevent falls in their homes. With the support of one of our experienced and compassionate home health care aides, your loved one can remain safe for years to come, giving you peace of mind.

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Falls Can Cause More than Physical Injury

A fall can not only damage one’s physical health but the trauma from it can also cause mental health decline. It can drastically decrease a person’s quality of life. Seniors who experience falls at home, especially if they are alone, often become overly cautious, timid, and scared. They may isolate themselves, turn down social invitations or become less active in an effort to prevent future falls.

A fall can damage a senior’s confidence, especially in their mobility, balance and strength. You may notice a loved one walking more slowly, hunched over or shuffling their feet after a fall. While these may be their way of protecting themselves, poor posture, short gaitor walking with their head down can actually increase their risk of falls, not protect them against one.

How Our Home Health Care Aides Can Help Your Loved One Stay Safe

As part of our Fall Prevention Program, our caregivers can come into your loved one’s home and assist with the following:

  • Reducing Fall Risks

    This may include securing rugs, clearing entryways of shoes or other clutter, recommending grab-bars be installed in key areas, and ensuring walk-ways are well lit. Our caregivers can move kitchen supplies, personal hygiene items, and clothing into drawers and shelves that are more accessible.

  • Mobility Assistance

    Our home health care aides can help your senior loved one get to the bathroom, shower and use the toilet, get dressed, and move throughout their home. We can also provide transportation and accompaniment to appointments, help with running errands, meal preparation and light housekeeping

  • Monitoring and Reminders

    Mild dementia can cause confusion and issues with balance. Our caregivers can monitor your loved one throughout the day or night, provide medication and fluid reminders, and ensure their safety.

Even the most independent seniors can benefit from the assistance of a trained, compassionate and reliable home health care aide. Contact Visiting Angels of Palm Beach Gardens, FL today to learn more!

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