As we age, falling becomes a higher risk to our physical health. After a fall, a senior may enter hospital care for the beginning of their recovery and then head home once safe to do so. Once home, family members may worry about the progression of recovery. Kind Senior Care’s services can add peace of mind in fall recovery for seniors. Keep reading to learn about how our services may help with fall recovery.
How to Decrease Fall Risk Factors
Home Safety Assessment
One of the most important tasks when a senior is returning home or to a family member’s home for fall recovery is to conduct a home safety assessment. This assessment is intended to help seniors live independently and maintain their standard of living without running the risk of being admitted to the hospital.
The first step in this assessment is identifying any items within the house that could be a fall risk factor. Important things to look out for throw rugs or runner rugs with corners that a foot could get caught under, any unnecessary clutter in walkways or on top of tables and counters, checking electrical outlets and how many items are plugged in, and more based on the space your loved one is in. The next step would be adding any needed safety items such as handrails in the bathroom, rubber mats in a bath or shower, extra lighting to increase visibility, and ensuring smoke detectors are working and have batteries installed.
Ultimately, a home safety assessment’s goal is to identify and reduce fall risk factors while adding increased security and peace of mind through assistive equipment that may be needed.
Upon returning home from the hospital after a fall, all responsibilities of living independently begin again. Kind Senior Care can help with in-home services to reduce fall risks as seniors resume daily activities. Not only can walking around to conduct cleaning be a fall risk in itself but also, if the space is cluttered, walking around to clean can be a greater fall risk. We will work with you to create an individualized light housekeeping plan to help with fall recovery for seniors. Our light housekeeping services are made to make your home as safe and orderly as possible while removing fall hazards.
Personal Care Services
Daily tasks like showering, restroom use, and getting dressed can get harder as people age. Many seniors aging in their own homes require at least some outside assistance to do necessary duties around their house once those functional limitations reach a certain point. At Kind Senior Care, our reliable personal care services include assistance with personal hygiene tasks like washing, bathing, showering, dressing, and toileting. Not every client requires a “one-size-fits-all” approach to care. We, therefore, encourage our customers and their families to develop a customized personal care plan that perfectly fits their requirements and financial constraints. Have fewer worries in fall recovery for seniors by implementing our services.
While creating a personalized care plan, you can customize the plan by choosing from these services:
- Oral Hygiene
- Grooming & Daily Routines
- Feeding Assistance
- Medical Reminders
- Walking, Transferring, & Ambulation Assistance
Meal Planning and Preparation
As we age, it is more difficult to cook and even shop for cooking ingredients. Kind Senior Care’s professionals can help with cooking, grocery shopping, and meal planning each week. If preferred, your caregiver can also check expiration dates to ensure any food prepared from the ingredients are fresh. It may be difficult for seniors who are accustomed to eating with family members to eat alone – our companions can help! Don’t allow loneliness to get in the way of your family member’s well-being.
Contact Kind Senior Care to Help With Home Transition Care for Seniors
Fall recovery can be nerve-wracking for family members. With Kind Senior Care’s help, you can have a bit more peace of mind regarding fall risk. While we can’t guarantee falls will not happen, we will do all we can to ensure the safety of your loved one. Click here or call 978-242-7449 to schedule your free in-home consultation today!