Safety and Stability: Reducing Fall Concerns with In-Home Care

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Fall injuries are sustained by older adults on a daily basis, so this type of accident remains a leading concern among aging individuals and their families. While not all falls lead to major complications, commonly reported injuries have included sprains, bone fractures and head traumas. Fall risk varies from person to person, though aging can bring about risk factors that increase the probability of falling and assistance may be necessary to maintain one’s safety. When there is a cause for concern, support is available to help guide those seeking routine care services.

Here at Aqua Home Care, we believe in quality service and quality living. Experienced, compassionate in-home caregivers are referred from our registry to individuals requiring daily living assistance. Unlike in nursing home facilities, in-home care offers one-to-one personal support and supervision. Safety and well-being are a top priority, and having a trusted care professional nearby can help reduce one’s likelihood of experiencing avoidable injuries. Many accidents do take place right at home, though caregivers are able to implement safety strategies while indoors or when out and about by:

  • Ensuring that the floor is clear of clutter
  • Assisting with standing up and sitting down
  • Offering a steady support for balancing
  • Retrieving mobility aids when needed
  • Being mindful of tripping hazards such as area rugs, steps, wires/cords, large sidewalk cracks, wet floors, unsteady furniture/furniture low in height, etc.
  • Drying spills and water from bathroom floors
  • Providing mobility assistance
  • Ensuring areas of the home are well-lit and providing guidance when outdoors in non-well-lit areas
  • Assisting with standing, sitting, getting in/out of bed or shower and when using the facilities
  • Helping select proper footwear
  • And more

Falls can, and do, occur around the clock, and taking precautions to prevent them is a daily practice in personal safety. Should a fall injury be sustained, there are care options available that don’t require packing a suitcase. Receiving in-home care services means being able to continue living life right in the comfort of home. Falling is preventable and can be avoided when proper measures are put into place. Our Aqua Home Care team is here to help make this possible by referring trusted caregivers who meet their client’s personal care needs while consistently monitoring for safety and stability. 

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