Falls are among the age-related hazards that your senior loved ones will have to face in their golden years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls account for about 800,000 hospitalizations annually and cost the medical sector more than $50 billion for nonfatal fall injuries and $754 million for fatal fall injuries.
It is also one of the main reasons for families getting our medical service in Pennsylvania.
Fortunately, you can take on several measures to help your senior loved one avoid having fall accidents. Let us as your provider of home care in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania at MOG Home Health Care Services suggest you some ways:
- Let your senior loved one’s doctor know.
Their doctor knows them best medically so they can evaluate their risk for falling, review their medications, and discuss with you ways you can prevent fall accidents in your home.
- Make sure your senior loved one can exercise regularly, with a specific focus on strength and balance activities.
- Modify or make adjustments in your home to make it safer. You may request housekeeping assistance to regularly ensure that your home is clean, safe, and clutter-free.
- Enlist the help of a caregiver to monitor them throughout the day and keep them safe. You may also opt for respite care services when you need to take a break from your caregiving duties.