Elderly Care and Falls Prevention
It has been estimated that one out of three people who are 65 years old or more fall either one or multiple times every year. Even though most of these falls do not result in serious injuries, they can cause head injuries, shoulder dislocations, wrist fractures, hip fractures, sprains, bruising, and other injuries. Our elderly care and falls prevention aylesbury helps reduce the risk of such accidents.
Older individuals and elders are estimated to be nearly 12 times more likely to fall than getting involved in a pedestrian or motor vehicle accident. A number of factors will increase the risk of falling in elders, and some of the most common ones are as follows.
● New health issues
● Side effects of medication
● Vision problems
● Balance and sensory issues
● Poor diet
● Low calcium content
● Unsafe shoes or sore feet
● Stiffening joints and weakening muscles
Short-term illnesses, an infection, or surgery recovery can put elders at a higher risk of falling. Fortunately, there are several simple but effective ways through which elders and seniors can prevent falls.
● Taking adequate steps to improve safety in and around your house
● Looking after your health
● Wearing comfortable shoes and ensuring that they fit well
To reduce the risk of falling, you will need to talk to the health professionals at Entrust Care about your diet, how to manage medications and chronic health conditions. Get in touch with us to know more about our elderly care and falls prevention aylesbury service. The experts at Entrust Care will explain how you or your parents can reduce the risk of falling.