Fall Prevention from Dedicated In-Home Caregivers from Visiting Angels of Westerville
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one out of four seniors falls each year. Of those who fall, one out of five suffers a seniors injury. Visiting Angels of Westerville’s Fall Prevention Program helps local seniors in Westerville, Powell, Gahanna, Worthington and throughout Delaware and Franklin Counties in Ohio learn about preventing falls, and as a result, preventing injury. Through our Fall Prevention Program, our in-home caregivers help Westerville seniors maintain their quality of life as well as their independence.
But falls don’t just affect seniors physically. They also cause major harm mentally. The fear of falling can prevent seniors from socializing with loved ones and attending important events including family reunions and dinners. This social isolation is linked with many different physical and cognitive ailments for seniors, including anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease.
Risk Factors for Falling
Falling may seem like it happens out of the blue, but many risk factors can lead to a life-altering fall. Risk factors could concern their home environment or health issues that a senior deals with. Within the environment, risk factors could include a lack of grab bars in the bathtub, dim lighting or slippery surfaces. In the senior’s health, risk factors of falling could be poor vision, balance problems or arthritis. The more risk factors that a person has, the more chance that they have of falling. The sooner that you identify these risk factors and address them, the sooner that falls can be prevented.
How Our Fall Prevention Program Helps Seniors Stay Safe
At Visiting Angels of Westerville, our in-home caregivers are dedicated to helping local seniors in Franklin and Delaware Counties learn more about preventing falls and injuries. When we work together, we can help local seniors within the Westerville community improve their quality of life and maintain their independence.
By providing quality in-home senior care services, we can help your loved one stay safe.
Here are some of the ways our in-home caregivers can help your loved one:
- With light housekeeping, we can clear clutter from walkways and hallways to prevent slipping on the floor
- We can remind your loved one to take their medication and watch out for any side effects, especially ones that affect balance
- We can help your loved one safely get from room to room
- We can assist your loved one in getting into the tub and bathing so they don't risk slipping on wet surfaces
- We can prepare healthy meals and snacks so your loved one can keep their strength up and avoid feeling lightheaded or dizzy, which could lead to falling
Unlike other local agencies, Visiting Angels of Westerville provides totally personalized care plans for every senior we work with. That means when you choose us to be your partner in senior care, your loved one will receive the services they truly need when they need them most. Thanks to our dedicated in-home caregivers, your loved one can stay safe at home while allowing them to continue enjoying their everyday routine.
Want to learn more about our Fall Prevention Program? Call Visiting Angels of Westerville at (614) 810-8791 today and learn how we can help.
Serving Westerville, Powell, Gahanna, Worthington, and throughout Northeast Franklin and Delaware Counties
Visiting Angels WESTERVILLE, OH100 Dorchester Square #101
Westerville, OH 43081