Fall Risk Prevention
Falls are a serious concern among older adults. Many elderly Americans injure themselves due to something as simple as slipping on bathroom floors, tripping over a rug or falling in or around their homes. For others, intrinsic risk factors pertaining to their own bodies and the effects of aging contribute to a fall. The consequences of falling can be quite burdening to seniors and their families as they lead to a significant loss of mobility and independence.
There are a couple of things you and your family can do to reduce fall risks and prevent falls such as examining the house for fall dangers like obstructions, slippery surfaces or other trip and fall hazards. Besides making the home environment safe for your loved one, receiving professional in-home senior care can further minimize the risk of falls, accidents and injuries and improve safe, independent living at home. At Choice Home Care, we offer a variety of fall risk prevention solutions to keep your loved ones safe, supported and healthy.
Is your loved one experiencing some mobility challenges? Our care attendants are trained to move and place clients in proper posture positions to promote their health and safety. From help getting out of bed to moving to a wheelchair, our caregivers are adequately trained and know how to safely provide home care assistance while making sure your loved ones feel comfortable and at ease. Our in-home caregivers provide support and supervision during these transitions:
- Proper transferring and positioning from or into beds and chairs
- Helping someone transfer using a slide board
- Transferring someone using a mechanical lift
- Turning someone in bed
We want to take care of your loved one so that staying home is still an option. Our committed team of caregivers is knowledgeable in providing ambulation help and supervision to help ensure fall risk is minimal. We can help with:
- Reminding a patient to use assistive devices such as a cane or walker
- Providing support while walking in and outside of the home
- Tying shoes and making sure your loved ones are properly dressed so the risk of falls is reduced
- Identifying signs and symptoms of further deterioration
- Assisting a patient with reporting any deterioration to the medical personnel.
- Recognizing and addressing concerns in the home (slippery floors, uneven sidewalks, obstructed passageways, and improper footwear) with patient and family.
Helping Seniors Stay Safe
If your senior is a fall risk the best thing to do is to hire a quality caregiver. Our fall risk prevention service is developed to minimize the risk of falls and allow your loved one to enjoy a high-quality life at home. Our dedicated caregivers provide a detailed safety assessment of your loved one’s home, as well as suggestions on ways to improve safety levels helping to decrease the likelihood of a fall or an accident.
Sometimes all your aging parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor needs is just a little help with the activities of everyday life. Choice Home Care is happy to give seniors and their families reliable support that provides personalized, client-centered care in order to meet individual preferences and needs.
Whether your loved one is in need of minimal assistance getting out of bed, sitting up independently from a reclining or sitting position or getting around their home, we are here to help. We can customize an in-home care plan that best suits your family’s needs and helps your loved ones stay healthy and independent as long as possible. Contact us today and let’s get to determine the best ways to keep your older loved one safe.
Why Choose Choice Home Care
Our clients tell us they are thankful for the difference Choice Home Care makes in their life and their loved one’s lives.
Areas We Serve:
- Mountain Brook