Fall Prevention Guide
As loved ones age, balance becomes a significant issue due to a variety of factors, including physical weakness, medications and cognitive or visual impairment. Ideally a source of comfort for aging loved ones, the home can become hazardous without a fall-preventive strategy. Right at Home suggests you proactively assess the aging senior’s house for anything that might be a health risk. In addition, please consider helping your loved ones remain safe by:
- Finding someone to check on them regularly
- Scheduling vision checks
- Discussing medications with their physician
- Checking their balance
- Establishing light-exercise routines
After observing any safety concerns, suggest an agreeable solution.
Other Areas of Fall Prevention
- Living Room
- External Premises
Other agencies cannot compare to Right at Home Canada's service. When I use Right at Home to place a caregiver into someone's home, I know they not only come to do their job, they also build relationships. Their intake process is in-depth in order to help place staff that will fit the patients' needs. I think this is the cornerstone of so many happy patients. They have a genuine interest and passion for the elderly.
Kim M., RN, Clinical Case Manager
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