Fall prevention strategies for seniors

Fall prevention strategies for seniors

As people age, the risk of falling increases due to decreased strength, balance, and lack of muscle coordination. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury among seniors, and they can lead to serious injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma, and some falls can also be fatal.

However, if you want to help your ageing loved ones and reduce their risk of injury, the best way is to opt for the senior care services provided by health2home. Our expert caregivers will not only give your loved one’s additional support with daily living, but also implement the following fall prevention strategies:

Remove tripping hazards: Our home care nurses will remove or secure items at your home that may cause tripping hazard for the seniors. For instance, our nurses can keep an eye on things such as slippery rugs or cluttered electrical cords.

Improve lighting: With age vision becomes a problem for lot of seniors and it can increase their risk of falling. Our homecare experts will ensure that the house is well-lit, particularly in areas such as stairs and hallways.

Providing assistive devices: Our home care nurses will make sure that seniors use assistive devices such as canes, walkers, or handrails to help them with balance and stability.

Use proper footwear: Our caregivers will ensure that your ageing loved ones wear properly fitted shoes with nonskid soles to improve their grip and reduce the risk of slipping.

By taking these fall prevention strategies seriously, seniors can reduce their risk of falling and maintain their independence and quality of life. Health2home offers senior care services to provide assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and more. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one live safely and comfortably at home.