Falls in Older Adults
Falls can occur anytime to people of any age. However, a fall can be especially dangerous to seniors because a senior is more likely to break a bone in a fall. And a broken bone in a senior can lead to a long recovery period and loss of independence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 or older. One out of three people in this age group falls each year, and more than 90 percent of hip fractures are caused by falling.
Tips to Prevent FallsFirst off, knowing the reasons why people fall can help you learn how to prevent such an accident from happening to your loved one. Most falls occur because of:
Centrex Rehab therapists offer advice on steps you can take to ensure your aging loved one’s safety in the home. Walk through the house room by room and note where modifications are needed – the bedroom, bathroom, hallways and main living areas should be given the most attention. Centrex Rehab Therapy is on-site at Martin Luther Campus.
Room by room, here are some of the changes needed to help prevent falls:
If someone you know has fallen and is in need of post hospital therapy, visit our website at www.MartinLutherCampus.com/transitional-care.html
Cleanliness * Medical Services * Odors * Activities Going On * Staffing
* Genuine Care and Concern * Safety/Security * Training * Friendliness
The list could go on and on but my three pieces of advice would be:
1.) Make a checklist of everything that is truly important to you, things that you VALUE and find someone who will help you get all of them.
2.) If you're looking for your loved one, stop looking at the community as if you were moving in. Ask them what is truly important to them.
2.) Be careful of Referral Agencies that don’t cost money (there’s a reason they don’t). 3.) Lastly, make sure you know the answer to “What happens when…..” (you can no longer provide care here, I run out of money, etc.)
For a full checklist of things to look for in a community or to receive a FREE Choosing Your New Home Guide, call Rachelle at 952.948.5181 or email at email@example.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Time for a New Years Resolution. Or maybe it's time that you just do something you've always wanted to do but thought you couldn't. We all say it, "I'm too old for that now." But you're not...
Too many of us are under the false impression that we’ve aged out of experiencing new things, challenging ourselves, or simply having fun.
Here are five tips on moving forward with the New You this year:
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