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Elderly Home Care And The Basics Of Fall Prevention

Jun 9, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Cumberland

If you are worried about your loved one and falls, it may be worth it for you to consider elderly home care. It is no surprise that many seniors find themselves in a position where they have fallen and they cannot get themselves back onto their feet. The CDC has posted data that shows that one in three adults over the age of 65 will fall in a year’s time. This is dangerous, especially if your loved one suffers from a condition or disease that makes their bones frail.

If your loved one falls, they can fracture their hip or any of their limbs or they can strain different muscle groups as they fight to stop their fall. The best way to prevent these types of injuries and situations is to work closely with an elderly home care expert and make sure that there is a fall prevention plan in place.

If your loved one’s home is not properly equipped for them to live in, falls are bound to happen. When you work with our elderly home care specialists, they will point out areas of concern such as loose carpets and wires that may cross the floor. These items should be eliminated to reduce the risk of a fall.

Below, you will find some more fall prevention tips that can help your loved one live safely in his or her home:

  • Have your loved one’s vision checked and make sure lighting in the home is appropriate
  • Remove all risks in the home that can cause falls
  • Exercise
  • Know your medication’s side effects and avoid moving too much when dizzy

Our elderly home care experts can come into your loved one’s home and inspect it to identify areas of concern and go over them with you. At Comfort Keepers, we know how important it is for your loved one to be safe when you are not around and that being why we provide FREE fall prevention help and assessments.

Fall prevention must be done and making just one change, but ignoring another will not stop falls from happening. Comfort Keepers is here to help you provide your loved one with a safe home that has limited the risks of falls. 

Comfort Keepers of Cumberland, MD proudly provides elderly home care services to seniors in the following communities:

In Maryland:

Accident, Barton, Bittinger, Bloomington, Crellin, Cresaptown, Cumberland, Deer Park, Ellerslie, Friendsville, Frostburg, Grantsville, Hutton, Jennings, Kitzmiller, Lavale, Lock Lynn Heights, Lonaconing, Luke, Mc Henry, McCoole, Midland, Mount Savage, Mountain Lake Park, Oakland, Rawlings, Sang Run, Shallmar, Swanton, Westernport, Westernport and more

In West Virginia:

Albright, Amboy, Arthurdale, Augusta, Aurora, Bloomery, Brandonville, Bretz, Bruceton Mills, Burlington, Capeon Bridge, Carpendale, Cascade, Corinth, Cuzzart, Delray, Eglon, Elk Garden, Fort Ashby, Green Spring, Hazelton, High View, Hopemount, Junction, Keyser, Kingwood, Kirby, Lehew, Levels, Mansontown, Medley, New Creek, Patterson Creek, Paw Paw, Piedmont, Points, Purgitsville, Reedsville, Ridgeley, Rio, Rocket Center, Romney, Scherr, Shanks, Short Gap, Slanesville, Springfield, Terra Alta, Three Churches, Tunnelton, Wiley Ford, Yellow Spring and more

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