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Fall Prevention in West Chester: Tips With Our Elderly Care Services

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As our family members age, they may find it difficult to move around easily. One serious concern is always fall prevention. At Visiting Angels® West Chester, we know it's important to minimize fall risks. With our elderly care services, we can make sure that we're helping you address fall risks wherever we can. 

3 Ways You Can Address Risk Factors According to Visiting Angels West Chester

For many seniors living at home, elderly care services can help to lessen some of the potential for falling. In addition to these services from Visiting Angels West Chester, here are a few ways you can address risk factors for your family member: 

  • Reduce fall risks around the home. Small changes around the home of your loved one can really improve their mobility and safety. Installing railings and grab bars around stairs, tubs, and toilets can help, as well as making sure all pathways are clear and obstacle-free. 
  • Discuss fall prevention with the doctor. Your family member's doctor can help you review any risk factors such as the medication they're taking and the overall state of their physical health. Additional tests for hearing and vision may also be conducted if requested. 
  • Encourage walks and other activity. Physical activity can improve mood as well as overall strength, muscle, balance, and coordination. Simple activities such as walks, swimming, or even yoga can benefit your family member. Discuss options with their doctor before you proceed. 

Get Dedicated Support With Our Elderly Care Services at Visiting Angels West Chester

If your loved one is at risk of falling, or has already experienced falls, it's likely that they'll need additional support around the home. Our home care services at Visiting Angels West Chester can ensure they have the in-home support they need to continue everyday activities easily.

We can make sure their home is de-cluttered, that they're eating regularly, and we can even encourage them to participate in physical activity. We work closely with you to establish the type of care they require, and to build a thoughtful caregiving schedule specifically for them.

Visiting Angels West Chester can come to you, wherever you are in the region. With our elderly care services, we work with families in and around the following areas: Springdale, Lebanon, Loveland, Mason, Maineville, Hamilton, Fairfield, Monroe, Dennison, Glendale, Pleasant Plain, Sharonville, Trenton, Kings Mill, and Morrow. 

Reduce the risk of falls with regular care and support from Visiting Angels West Chester. To start planning for elderly care services, get in touch with our caregiving team today. 

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