Home care services are a great way to help seniors manage their lives throughout the recovery process after an injury due to fall.
According to a report by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), among senior citizens (65 years of age and older), “falls are the leading cause of injury death… and are also the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.” Falls are extremely common amongst senior citizens, and the consequences can be detrimental to their overall health and independence. Being cautious by utilizing Alliance Senior Care’s home care services could ultimately help seniors retain their independence throughout and after the recovery process.
Staying Comfortable at Home
An unfortunate consequence of the injury sustained, falls are one of the main causes for seniors having to give up their independence and move into long-term elderly care facilities. According to the CDC, seniors age 75 or older are four times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer. Though these facilities can be great for some, most seniors agree that even highest quality facilities cannot provide the same sense of independence and comfort of living at home.
Home care providers like Alliance Senior Care assist seniors at home to ensure a safe and healthy recovery after falls. We provide a variety of helpful services that allow for fall victims to make the transition from hospital to home, including:
- Bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Medication reminders
- Transportation and errand assistance
- Light housekeeping and laundry
- Meal preparation
- Family respite
- Safety supervision
The overall goal of home care service is to help senior citizens regain their health and retain their independence. This way family members can have the peace of mind knowing their beloved senior is safe and comfortable in their home.
Preventing Future Falls
Alliance Senior Care takes preventative measures to reduce potentially hazardous obstacles in the home through a home safety and fall prevention inspection. Our care providers are trained to spot situations and surroundings that compromise a senior’s safety, and then remove them or the obstacle from the situation.
After a fall, it might be difficult or painful for seniors to move around their home. Home care providers assist them in this matter, offering cautious and attentive support. Michigan’s harsh winters present further problems for injured seniors trying to retain independence. Our providers at Alliance Senior Care can provide transportation and run errands for seniors on days where it is particularly cold and/or wet. If seniors must leave the house, caregivers drop them off in front of the destination and escort them in to reduce risk of falls due to ice or snow.
By teaming up with a homecare provider, families can feel confident that their loved one is safe and content during the recovery process after a fall. Retaining independence contributes a great deal to a senior’s overall happiness, so consider Alliance Senior Care as a homecare provider to help your elderly loved ones stay comfortable at home.
About Alliance Senior Care
Alliance Senior Care is leading provider of in home care throughout Oakland, Macomb and Wayne countries. Alliance Senior Care assists in caring for aging family members, coping with chronic illness, or recovering from an illness or injury – all in the comfort home.
Our highly qualified and professionally trained caregivers assist with a variety of services including personal care, medication reminders, transportation, housekeeping, companionship, family respite services, and more.
Alliance Senior Care’s personalized services are available seven days a week and can range from a few hours daily to 24 hours and live-in care.
Alliance Senior Care
42505 Woodward Avenue Suite 101
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304