Elderly Fall Prevention Services from Senior Homecare by Angels in the Annapolis Valley
With elderly fall prevention from Senior Homecare by Angels, seniors in the Annapolis Valley can get the support they need to avoid fall-related risks
Falls are a frequent concern among the senior population in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia. Seniors can be more susceptible to fall than other age groups due to age-related mobility and cognitive issues. Not only can it take awhile for seniors to recover from a fall, but it can also make seniors worry that they’ll fall again. Even when a senior doesn’t require hospitalization after a fall, the fear of another fall happening can cause them to lose their self-confidence and isolate themselves, lowering their quality of life. This can also increase a senior’s risk of falling again.
Here are some additional facts about the impact of falls for seniors:
- The senior population in Canada accounts for 75 per cent of falls that result in accidental death
- Falls are the second-leading cause of accidental death among seniors
- One-third of seniors who experience a hip fracture after a fall and have to be hospitalized will die within a year
That’s why Senior Homecare by Angels offers elderly fall prevention solutions for seniors in Wolfville, Middleton, Bridgetown, Berwick, Kentville, Digby, and throughout the Annapolis Valley. Our home care options allow seniors to feel safe in their own homes and help them maintain their independence.
What Does Elderly Fall Prevention from Senior Homecare by Angels in the Annapolis Valley Include?
With extensive experience in providing senior care, our caregivers can identify areas in your loved one’s home that could lead to a fall. We can also make recommendations on improvements that can help your loved one stay safe, including grab bars in the bathroom, slip-resistant mats, and other assistive devices.
In addition, we can personalize a care plan that will help your loved one avoid fall-related risks. Some of the ways our caregivers can help include:
- Helping your loved one safely get from room to room or go outside
- Helping them get in and out of bed
- Reminding them to take their medication and monitoring them in case they experience any side effects that can impact their mobility or cognition
- Plan and prepare meals so they can get the nutrition they need to stay healthy and have a sharp mind
- Assist them with personal hygiene tasks such as bathing and showering and getting dressed
- Assist with running errands
- Arrange transportation to medical appointments and more, all while making sure they get in and out of the vehicle safely
- Providing a caring presence and a sympathetic ear to ease their anxiety about falling in their home
With elderly fall prevention from Senior Homecare by Angels of the Annapolis Valley, you can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in capable and caring hands.
Call our Berwick, NS office today to learn how we can help your loved one.
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