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Fall Prevention for Seniors

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Fall Prevention

Falling among aging adults is the leading cause of injury and death. Falling can be something that can be prevented and less detrimental if precautionary steps are taken. First, here are some frightening statistics about falling :

1. 1/4 of Americans 65 and older fall each year.
2. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
3. Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
4. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.

How can we help ourselves and our loved ones prevent falls?
Falls can be a result of use of medicines, such as sedatives, antidepressants, and tranquilizers that will affect your balance. Poor footwear, foot pain, hazardous steps, clutter, no handrails, and throw rugs can all be causes of falls that can be prevented. Vitamin D deficiency is another leading cause of falling among aging adults, so monitoring this is essential. Weakness in muscles can also cause the body to tremble and potentially fall: stay active and light weight lifting as we age can prevent muscles from deteriorating.

Talk to your doctor to ensure you are not on dizzying medication, evaluate your risk for falling and do the specific things they recommend to prevent falling. Have your eyes checked, add handrails, purchase a cane, anything that may be of assistance. Get rid of things that may cause you to fall, and make sure your home is well lit, especially at night when you may be up using the restroom.

 

Contact New Horizons In-Home Care, providers of the best eldercare Eugene and the surrounding area has to offer, to learn more about fall prevention for seniors.

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The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

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The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

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Salem, Or Client
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Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
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