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In Home Care Services and Fall Prevention

Fall prevention is a key component of living a long, healthy life for older adults. Falling is frequent for older adults, happening to 1 in 4 senior adults every year, but it doesn’t have to affect your loved one. We recommend preventing falls in Cumming by working with medical professionals, staying healthy, and adapting over time.

Even though falls are a common source of injury, not everyone is susceptible in the same ways. The first key is to work with doctors to make sure your loved one stays healthy. Regular check-ups are a great way to stay on top of your loved one’s health. In addition, having your senior’s eyes checked by a doctor at least annually will help them keep up with any loss of vision. This avoids the danger of your loved one tripping over something she can’t see, and it also allows a doctor to preempt conditions like cataracts. In home care services can drive your loved one to and from doctor’s appointments.

In home care services recommends helping your loved one stay healthy by making sure they are eating regularly and getting the appropriate vitamins. They may need to take multivitamins or specific supplements in order to stay at peak performance. Exercise is another important component of avoiding falls, improving your loved one’s muscles which reduces both the likelihood and the impact of a fall.

Adapting over time is a key part of aging, and it’s particularly relevant when it comes to fall prevention. If your loved one is having trouble moving, they may need to get a cane or a walker. Reorganizing the house so that they can live on one floor also avoids the risk of falling down the stairs. You may also want to look into adding hand bars to the bathrooms. These are all part of adapting over time. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to aging, so keep an eye out.

For additional information, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has a resource center where you and your loved one can learn about fall prevention. This offers tools and information to families so they can independently make their home safer. Our in home care services can also provide assistance. We can conduct assessments of your home and point out possible danger zones, and our caregivers are available to help your loved one move around throughout the day. Our care programs range from occasional assistance to dedicated, 24-hour home care.

Comfort Keepers of Cumming provides in home care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:

Buford, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Lawrenceville, Suwanee

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