Per the CDC, most severe injuries and deaths for elderly adults older than 65 years old are caused by falls as a result of medications, illnesses, and environmental factors.
Their data also states that seniors are 75 percent more likely to suffer another fall within six months.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we find this to be concerning, which is why we provide fall prevention services for seniors in Evanston, IL, and the neighboring areas.
Fall Prevention Services Evanston, IL
Prior to seeking help from professional fall prevention services, the senior who suffered (or nearly suffered) a fall should speak with their doctor.
Seniors tend to take numerous medications, and everyone reacts differently to them. By reviewing how these medications work together and how your body reacts to them, you can decrease your risk of falling.
Weakening muscles can also be an issue; ask your doctor about physical exercises you can do that provides balance training. When increasing physical activity in a controlled manner, it can help prevent fall; however, it’s beneficial to begin such training with a physical therapist and audiologist’s evaluation.