Fall Prevention Program for Seniors
Visiting Angels personal care assistants help with slips and falls in Virginia Beach, VA, and the surrounding areas.
Our Safe and Steady fall prevention program helps seniors stay safe at home by preventing them from slipping, tripping, and falling. We can lessen the danger of elders injuring themselves by avoiding falls. Fall prevention is an essential aspect of aging in place because these injuries are the leading cause of senior independence loss.
Why is Fall Prevention Important for Seniors?
Visiting Angels are dedicated to assisting seniors in remaining at home as they age, allowing them to stay in the place where they feel safest, happiest, and most at ease. As a result, fall prevention is ingrained in our DNA.
Seniors are more likely than younger persons to fall, with one in three seniors suffering a severe fall each year. This statistic is attributable to many risk factors that are more prevalent in older adults, such as:
- Reduced strength
- Coordination issues
- Mobility is restricted.
- Reduced vision
- Hearing loss is a common problem.
- Joints that are stiff or uncomfortable
- Complications with your health
When seniors fall, they are more likely to get a significant injury. These injuries can have life-altering or life-threatening consequences in many circumstances.
Hip fractures are especially dangerous. A hip fracture can take up to 12 months to heal, necessitating transitional care and posing a considerable risk of life-threatening complications. The majority of seniors never fully recover from a hip fracture, and as a result, many older people lose their independence.
The good news is that you can prevent the great majority of falls.
Our Safe and Steady program can assist your loved ones in lowering their risk of falling at home, which is the most prevalent place for slips, trips, and falls.
How to Prevent Seniors from Falling at Home
More than 75% of dangerous falls happen in or around the house. As a result, most falls can be avoided by taking precautions at home.
Our Safe and Steady Fall Prevention Resource Guide can assist you in identifying risk factors in your loved one's home and taking steps to lessen the likelihood of a fall occurring.
The following are some of the essential topics covered in this guide:
- Falls by the elderly have physical, social, and emotional consequences.
- Factors in the environment that enhance the danger of falling at home
- Precautions you can take to reduce the danger of falling in your home.
- Changes in design that can lessen the danger of a senior falling at home
- Seniors' fall risks might be reduced further by making lifestyle adjustments.
The Safe and Steady guide contains a list of simple house changes that might help your loved one avoid falling at home. A 59-point home safety checklist is also included.
Begin by contacting Visiting Angels
Our dedication to preventing falls extends to our home care services. Depending on the sort of home care we provide, our caregivers can lower your loved one's risk of falling in various ways.
With companion care, we can assist your loved ones in keeping their home secure and tidy, as well as help them with daily duties that may put them in danger of falling. Our care services can assist with activities such as dressing, bathing, and movement if your loved one's physical health puts them at risk of losing.
Fall prevention is also a significant aspect of many other Visiting Angels programs, such as Alzheimer's, dementia care, and our Ready-Set-Go Home transitional care.
Are you ready to start preventing falls?
Find a Visiting Angels' home care agency near you today, or CONTACT US for more information about our services!
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Serving Virginia Beach and the South Side
Visiting Angels VIRGINIA BEACH1642 Pleasure House Rd #104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455