Fall Prevention & Recovery Care Services
Eliminating Fall Risks & Helping with Injury Recovery
As people age, they begin to lose mobility and become more at risk of falling. For many elderly and disabled adults, climbing stairs, getting in and out of the shower, or even just sitting down and standing up can put them at risk of an injury from a fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 250,000 older adults end up in hospitals every year due to a slip and fall. For the vulnerable population, a fall can lead to additional problems, including a significant loss of mobility and independence.
Griswold Home Care is a non-medical home care company that connects clients with professional caregivers who assist with recovery after a fall. Caregivers can also help with fall prevention planning, which can significantly reduce the risk of a fall in the first place.
Contact us today at (877) 268-3277 to learn more about fall prevention and recovery care services.
Preventing Falls at Home
Caregivers are fully prepared to help you minimize the risk of your loved one falling. They have extensive experience and fully understand where risks exist in the home. Griswold Home Care is happy to help coordinate care services between you or your loved one and a caregiver who will help risk-proof your home. There are also some steps you can take to eliminate risks yourself, such as:
Tape down welcome mats and throw rugs so that your loved one doesn’t trip over corners or slip when they are loose.
Install night lights in hallways, bathrooms, and other dark corners.
Add non-slip mats in the kitchen, bathroom, or wherever necessary.
Install handrails in showers, near the toilet, or anywhere in the home where additional support is needed.
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Home Care Can Help with Fall Recovery
Despite your most valiant prevention efforts, there is still a chance your loved one could fall and injure themselves. When this happens, you can turn to Griswold Home Care to connect you with professional caregivers to provide reliable recovery care services. Caregivers will see that you get the attention you need while allowing you to stay where you want to be, at home! In-home recovery care can also help prevent another fall that can lead to a hospitalization or additional complications.
Caregivers can assist with various personal tasks and homemaking chores and provide companionship so that clients don’t feel isolated during recovery. They will also encourage regular exercise and prompt clients to take their medications at the correct times, reducing the risk of missing doses. Caregivers will make sure the home is always safe from risks and eliminate any obstacles that could cause another fall.