Assisting Hands Home Care can help prevent the most common cause of injuries among seniors with our elderly fall prevention care in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Elm Grove, WI and the surrounding areas (See All Served Areas). Our caregivers can reduce the risk of falling in the home by keeping the home clear of obstacles and helping your senior loved ones with walking and transferring.
In senior citizens over the age of 65, falling is the number one cause of injuries as well as injuries that lead to death. In fact, statistics show that people have an increased risk of falling when they reach age 63 and this risk significantly increases at the age of 70. Falls are common among seniors because aging, chronic conditions, and side effects of medication can affect strength and balance. Fortunately, falls and the injuries they cause can be avoided by taking the right steps.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we can help prevent falls in the home with our fall prevention care in Brookfield, WI. Our caregivers will take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of falling including keeping the home clear and helping your loved ones move around the home and transfer from their bed, recliner, or wheelchair. These steps will help create a safer environment in the home and help prevent falls and serious injuries.
Talk to a Doctor
If you or a loved one is at risk of falling, you need to talk to your doctor to discuss ways to reduce the risk. If you have a medical condition that causes dizziness or weakness, your doctor can help you manage these symptoms with the proper medication. If you believe that the side effects of your current medication are putting you at risk of falling, your doctor can review your medication with you and make adjustments if necessary.
When taking your medications, you should always follow the instructions to prevent unwanted side effects. If you believe a certain medication is causing adverse side effects even when you follow the instructions, talk to your doctor but do not stop taking your medication until you get your doctor’s approval.
Fall Prevention in the Home
You can significantly reduce the risk of falls in your home by eliminating trip hazards, keeping the home well-lit, and making some modifications. The following tips will help you make your home safer:
- Keep walkways free of clutter and other tripping hazards like cords
- Make sure hallways and stairways are well-lit during the day and at night
- Always wear non-skid shoes
- Remove area rugs and repair loose carpeting
- Install handrails on both sides of every stairway
- Put grab bars in the bathroom near the toilet and shower
- Clean up spills right away
- Do not use a stool or stepladder to reach something high up, ask for help
Fall Prevention For Seniors
The possibility of a fall is terrifying for seniors because they can result in very serious injuries, sometimes leading to death. The result of a fall can be especially bad if there is no one there to help when it happens. At Assisting Hands Home Care, our caregivers know how to reduce the risk of falling in the home to keep your senior loved ones safe. We help prevent falls in the following ways:
- We will guide your loved ones as they move throughout the home
- We can help your loved ones get into and out of bed, their recliner, and their wheelchair
- We will ensure that all pathways are clear of clutter and trip hazards
- We will make sure your loved ones are properly medicated with medication reminders
Free In-Home Consultation
If you want to ensure that your elderly loved ones are safe in their home, call Assisting Hands Home Care to talk to us about how we can reduce the risk of falling. We will start with a free in-home consultation with you and your loved ones to assess their care needs as well as their home so we can eliminate possible trip hazards. Give us a call at (262) 721-1155 for fall prevention care in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Elm Grove, WI and the surrounding areas.