Senior Care Services can Prevent Falls in San Angelo
For anyone, a bad fall can lead to bruises or breaks, but for seniors whose bodies are often more fragile, falls can result in more serious or even life threatening injuries. In fact, in America alone, a senior is hospitalized due to a fall every 13 seconds. At Visiting Angels® San Angelo, we recognize how dangerous falls can be to seniors and strive to provide care services that prevent these falls from happening.
As a senior care services agency serving families in the San Angelo area, we work every day to help seniors live safely at home. We offer falls assessments to help families identify places in the home that can be a risk to seniors. If you're caring for a loved one, you can help prevent falls by following these tips:
Regular Checkups. Your loved one should have their vision and hearing checked regularly. They should also regularly meet with their doctor to review their medication’s side-effects and assess their risk of falling.
Keep Fit and Healthy. Encouraging your loved one to stay active as they age will help them maintain their balance. Additionally, a light exercise program will help build your loved one’s strength, making them more resilient should they fall. Talk to their doctor before your loved one begins an exercise program.
Education and Awareness. Since we provide senior care services in the San Angelo area, we are aware of the falling and slipping hazards in your loved ones' home. You can help your loved one reduce their risk of falling by removing loose cords, taping down carpets, and installing handrails that make it easier to get in and out of the tub. Additionally, it is important to educate other members of your family about tripping hazards and how to prevent falls.
Improving Safety with Senior Care Services in the San Angelo Area
At Visiting Angels San Angelo, our care services help prevent falls for many seniors in Ballinger, Paint Rock, Miles, Wall, Mertzon, and throughout Concho Valley. Just some of the ways our senior care services can help your loved one include:
- Providing medication reminders
- Bathing and dressing assistance
- Mobility assistance
- Transferring assistance
- 24-hour monitoring and care
- Help with day-to-day tasks like light housekeeping and meal preparation
Call Visiting Angels San Angelo today to learn more about how our senior care services can help keep your loved one safe from falls.
Serving San Angelo and the Communities in Tom Green and Runnels Counties
Visiting Angels SAN ANGELO, TX3290 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX 76901