As we are well aware, falls can result in serious injuries such as hip fractures and brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, nearly 40% of seniors who live independently will take a fall each year.
Because we know that means hundreds of senior citizens fall each year, those of us with aging loved ones pay special attention to potential risks in their homes. Here are some stay-safe ways to greatly reduce the possibility of your elderly loved one falling inside the home:
Hazards can also exist right outside the front or back door. Besides making sure handrails are installed and sturdy, check entry ways and porches for warped wood, carpet pulling away from the wall or loose bricks.
During the winter, place easy-to-carry plastic buckets of cement salt at both entrances of the home so your loved one can avoid falling on black ice or snowy steps.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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