Fall Prevention Solutions for Seniors in San Rafael, CA and Surrounding Areas

Our elderly home care services include helping seniors in San Rafael, Novato, Belvedere, Fairfax and surrounding areas in Marin County, CA stay safe through reliable fall prevention services

Falls are an issue that greatly affect seniors in the San Rafael area. Even just one fall can impact a senior’s well-being for the long run. Not only can sustaining a fall result in significant injuries, but it can also affect a senior’s ability to live independently.

With fall prevention services from Visiting Angels San Rafael, seniors can get the support they need to stay safe as they live out their golden years at home. We offer a variety of elderly home care services to make sure our clients avoid fall-related injuries.

The Impact of Falls for Seniors in San Rafael and Surrounding Areas

Just how much can a fall affect a senior’s life? Consider these statistics:

  • One in three older adults fall and one in five sustain a serious injury such as a broken hip, fracture, concussion and other injuries every year
  • Seniors who fall once are more likely to fall again
  • Over 800,000 seniors are hospitalized for falls a year
  • Recovery from fall-related injuries like hip fractures can take up to a year in a long-term care facility; the chances of returning home are slim for seniors who fall

Not only can falls affect a senior’s physical health, but it can also affect their mental and emotional well-being. Seniors who fall once will worry they will fall again. In order to keep themselves safe, they may choose to isolate themselves and abstain in participating in activities with loved ones. Their fear of falling can eventually turn into feelings of anxiety, stress and depression.

What Causes Falls?

There’s no one simple source for the frequency of falls among seniors. A fall can be caused by many different factors, including:

  • Physical and medical conditions
  • Hazards in the home
  • Poor eyesight
  • Side effects from medications
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of grab bars and other assistive devices
  • And more

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How Visiting Angels San Rafael Helps Seniors Stay Safe

At Visiting Angels San Rafael, we’ve helped many seniors stay safe in their own homes. In order to prevent fall-related risks and injuries, we use a variety of elderly home care services to provide the support our clients need.

Here are some of the ways we can help your loved one:

  • Medication reminders can help your loved one take their meds properly; in addition, our caregivers will monitor your loved one in case they experience any side effects
  • Mobility assistance can help your loved one safely get around the house
  • By assisting with bathing, grooming and getting dressed, our caregivers can help your loved one avoid falling in the tub or the bathroom
  • Our caregivers can plan and prepare meals so your loved one can get the nutrition they need to prevent falls due to hunger or dehydration
  • We offer overnight monitoring to help your loved one stay safe throughout the night
  • If your loved one needs to get to a medical appointment to get a medical condition diagnosed, we can provide transportation so they can get where they need to go

Through our elderly home care services, we help seniors in Marin County avoid falls so they can remain at home for longer.

To learn more about fall prevention and other elderly home care services from Visiting Angels, contact our San Rafael, CA office today.

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