Visiting Angels of Spartanburg, SC Can Provide Your Loved One with a Home Health Aide to Help with Fall Prevention
Each year, millions of seniors fall. While some falls are not serious, others cause injuries, such as knee and hip fractures, that can take months and years to rehabilitate. Falls and balance problems are a main reason why many older adults lose their independence. In addition to causing a physical injury, falls can impact a person emotionally and socially and can significantly change a person’s quality of life. Here are some facts about the need of fall safety for the elderly:
- Every year, 1 in 3 older adults fall and 1 in 5 sustain a serious injury such as a broken hip, fracture, concussion, and other injuries
- Those who fall once are more likely to fall again
- More than 800,000 people are hospitalized for falls each year
- Recovery from injuries, including hip fractures, can take up to a year in a long-term care facility and many people who fall never go home again
Unfortunately, the fear of falling often causes older adults to avoid leaving the house, decline social invitations, and miss important family functions. This behavior can lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, social isolation, sadness and depression. Home health aides from Visiting Angels of Spartanburg can help seniors avoid this.
Visiting Angels of Spartanburg Home Health Aides are Committed to Fall Prevention for Seniors in Duncan, SC and other nearby cities
Falls are usually caused by one or more risk factors. Risk factors may be linked to a physical condition, a medical problem, or the home environment. Some risk factors for falls in seniors include:
- Poor eyesight
- Taking multiple medications
- Lack of grab bars in the bathtub
Lack of non-slip mats in the bathtub and shower floors
- Lack of handrails and lights on staircases
By identifying and addressing risk factors promptly, prevention of many falls can be achieved for your senior loved ones.
Elderly fall prevention continues to be a considerable challenge, especially for those who don't use a cane or walker. Home health aides from Visiting Angels of Spartanburg are committed to investing in educating older adults, their families, caregivers, and service providers about ways to reduce falls. We know that this education is crucial for the ongoing quality of life of our client’s.
For more information on how our home health aides can prevent falls and injuries in the homes of your elderly loved ones, Call Visiting Angels of Spartanburg at 864-671-4773.
Download our free "Safe & Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide" today.
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Visiting Angels SPARTANBURG, SC609 E Main St
Duncan, SC 29334