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 falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year more than 250,000 older adults end up in hospitals as a result of falling. For the elderly, a fall can lead to additional problems, including a significant loss of mobility and independence.
Griswold Home Care will be there to both help prevent falls and assist with recovery. We are a non-medical home care service that specializes in recovery care post a fall, as well as fall prevention planning, which can have a big impact on reducing the risk of falls.
Preventing Falls at Home
Caregivers are fully prepared to help you minimize the risk of your loved one falling. We have extensive experience and fully understand where risks exist in homes. Our company would be happy to help coordinate services that will help you risk-proof your home and protect your loved one. There are also some steps you can take to eliminate risks yourself. We’ve provided a few helpful tips:
- 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
To learn more about fall prevention, check out the Griswold Home Care official blog!
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 for reliable recovery care services. Caregivers will see to it that clients get the attention they need while allowing them to stay at home where they belong. Our in-home recovery care can also help prevent another fall.
Caregivers can assist with a variety of personal tasks, homemaking chores, and provide companionship so that they don’t feel isolated during their recovery. They will also encourage regular exercise and prompt them to take their medications at the correct times, reducing the risk of missing doses. They will also make sure their home is always safe from risks and eliminate any obstacles that could cause another fall.