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Home Care Tips: Strengthening the Body to Prevent Injuries During Falls

home care tips strengthening the body to prevent injuries during fallsFalls are one of the most common sources of household injuries, and also a leading cause of serious injuries, particularly among elderly adults. Each year, hundreds of thousands of seniors end up in the emergency room after falling, and for a large percentage of those, these falls are the beginning of a downward health spiral that results in dramatically reduced health, well-being, and quality of life into the future. Falling can also be a major source of concern for you and your parents’ home care provider. A fall can cause an injury that diminishes your ability to care for your parents, and if you fall while offering physical assistance or support to your parents, you can cause even more serious injuries to yourself and your loved ones.

Fall prevention is one of the most important things that you can do within your home care journey to support their ongoing health and well-being. While there are many things you can do throughout the home to lower fall risk, such as removing loose floor coverings, installing handrails and grab bars, and rearranging furniture to make paths easier, truly effective fall and injury prevention starts with your parents’ body.

Use these tips, and share them with your parents’ in home health care services provider, to strengthen your parents’ body to protect them from falling, or to help reduce instance of injury if they do happen to fall:

Try some of these ideas to make your parents’, and your, bodies stronger and healthier to help reduce the chances of a serious fall or major injuries related to these falls:

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in the Denver Metro Area, please call and speak to the caring staff at Talem Home Care. Call today at (720) 797-8548.

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