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Reduce the Risk of Falls and Injury with In Home Senior Care Services

Comfort Keepers helps seniors get around safely with a little extra assistance

While many seniors wish to remain in their homes as they age, the potential for falls and subsequent injuries often prevents them from doing so. This concern doesn’t come without warrant, as about one-third of the senior population over the age of 65 falls each year. For some, this statistic may be worrisome. Help from an in home senior care provider allows independent seniors to take tangible steps to reduce household hazards, prevent falls and injury, and promote an active, social lifestyle.

Understanding the likelihood of falls and learning about prevention is the best way for seniors to stay safe in their homes. The risk of falls increases with age and the older a person is when a fall occurs, he or she will be in the hospital for twice as long as those admitted for any other reason. Extended hospital stays are not ideal, often resulting in illness, infection, and expensive medical bills.

Of those seniors who fall and are uninjured, 47% cannot get up on their own. Even if family members or medical professionals provide emergency assistance, the trauma of a fall can cause seniors to be fearful and as a result limit their activity. Our staff of trained in home senior care providers can provide the transferring, positioning, and mobility assistance seniors need to stay safe around their homes and in their community.

In home senior care providers can start by taking an assessment of your loved one’s home. Small, light furniture may be moved, electronic cords tucked, area rugs secured, and other fall hazards identified. For more specialized adjustments, such as grab bars or non-slip shoes, our team of Comfort Keepers can make recommendations as we see fit.

Caregivers can provide daily assistance with sitting, standing, walking, and transportation. Even the most independent seniors can benefit from in home senior care which can offer immediate help in the case of an emergency. As your loved one’s needs change, so does the level of care we can provide. From toileting and incontinence care, bathing, feeding assistance, and memory care, our staff is uniquely qualified to meet even advanced needs.

To learn more about how your loved one can benefit from our personalized in home senior care services, please contact our office in Portland, OR, today! Our care coordinators are happy to work with you and your loved ones to find the best elder care solution for your family.

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