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Fall Prevention

  • By Admin on July 05, 2018
  • It’s a common occurrence that impacts hundreds of thousands each year. Individuals who become injured after a fall often face hospitalization and a period of time devoted to recovery. From bumps and bruises to fractures and sprains, the degree of severity is varied, but should be taken seriously none-the-less. With more than ninety-five percent of hip fractures being fall-related and the majority of cases of brain trauma being the result of falling, doing everything we can to prevent such happenings is paramount.

    Here at Affordable Care at Home, we prioritize the safety and well-being of all in our care. We understand that the risk of falling exists for everyone, but that the risk can be increased due to poor vision, certain medications, illness, reduced muscle strength or reflexes, balancing issues, etc. Ensuring client safety is a daily practice as our highly-trained caregivers take every precaution to prevent falling and other possible hazards. Whether indoors or out in town, our trusted caregivers are always there to assist and monitor client well-being. Such care includes:

    • Providing mobility assistance

    • Support when standing up or sitting down

    • Aid when getting in and out of the shower or bath

    • Prompt cleaning of spills and drying of wet surfaces

    • Support getting in and out of bed

    • Daily clearing of clutter or other tripping hazards around the home

    • Assistance going up or down stairs

    • Mindfulness of footwear that may increase risk of falling, including heels or socks without traction

    • Making sure areas of the home are well-lit

    Injuries sustained after a fall may need time to heal and can vary in severity. Medical attention should be sought right away to ensure proper treatment. Affordable Care at Home offers our in-home care services to anyone in need of quality care at home, including those who may need support following a fall injury. For those already receiving our services, we continue to monitor and take precautions to keep our clients safe, comfortable and in the best care possible.