According to the CDC, falls are the cause of most serious injuries and deaths for aging adults older than 65 years old. Falls are frequently caused by environmental factors, illnesses, and medication side effects. The data from the CDC also states that senior citizens are 75 percent more likely to experience another fall within six months of the initial fall.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides fall prevention services to senior citizens in Deerfield, IL, and the surrounding areas.
Speak with Your Doctor
If you or an elderly loved one has suffered a fall recently, you should contact your primary physician before you seek help from professional fall prevention services. Senior citizens often take several different medications and understanding how your body will reacts to them will decrease your risk of future falls.
Weakened muscles may also cause falls, so be sure to increase your physical activity based on your doctor’s recommendations. Begin your physical training with an audiologist’s evaluation and a physical therapist.
Keep Your Home Neat
It is important to maintain a clean, tidy living space because it decreases the risk of falls. Cleaning is also helpful because less allergens in the home relieves respiratory issues and chronic allergies. We understand that cleaning can be difficult for some senior citizens, so here are some examples of other useful tasks:
- Install handles, handrails, and grab bars in your stairways and bathrooms
- Keep your house well-lit
- Maintain a dry floor
- Avoid ladders and step stools
- Remove carpeting, loose cords from the floor, and loose area rugs
Let Us Help
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we offer fall prevention services to seniors in Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, and Mundelein, IL. Our trained caregivers understand the risks and causes of falling, and we will:
- Prepare meals
- Provide medication reminders
- Help your loved one get in and out of bed
- Clean the home
- Engage in conversations
- Perform physical therapy exercises
- Participate in mental stimulation games
Contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (847) 595-1222 to schedule a free consultation about our fall prevention services in Deerfield, IL. You can customize your specialized home care plan to fit your loved one’s needs over time. You can reach us 24/7 for services home care services in addition to fall prevention, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, and transportation.