Learn how you can help keep Dayton seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.
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The Centers for Disease Control developed a tool kit which they call STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) for health providers and their patients. The tool kit is based on an algorithm adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies' Clinical Practice Guidelines.
As a person ages, their eyesight changes. Seniors will typically experience loss of depth perception, reduced contrast sensitivity, difficulty adapting to changing light situations and floaters which are tiny specks in the person's vision field. Elderly people also have reduced tear production which makes the eyes feel dry and itchy.
When people talk about the importance of conducting a fall risk assessment for a senior, they are generally looking for health issues, such as dizziness due to medication or low blood pressure or weakness in the muscles. However, there are factors in everyone’s that raise the risks of a senior falling. These risks need to be taken into account as well. Here are some things to look for and address.
Falls are a serious problem for seniors across the board. This is due partially to the fact that seniors simply cannot bounce back from falls the way younger people can, because of the way their bodies take longer to heal. With that said, it's also due to the fact that as age takes its toll on seniors' bodies, falls become far more common than they used to be. One of the issues that seniors face is vision problems, and that can lead to dangerous situations.
Your elderly parent might not be as steady on their feet as they once were, but that doesn't mean that they aren't capable of living a full, busy life. Whether you're traveling for necessity or because you want to go on a memorable trip together, there are a number of tips to make travel easier with parent who is a fall risk.
Seniors are at great risk when they fall. Brittle bones and general weakness or injury can prevent them from getting up, only to lay helpless for hours or days waiting for help to arrive. If you are asking yourself "why does my elderly mom keep falling?", it may be time to consider quality in-home senior care to help during the times when you can't be there.
As seniors grow older, fall risks become more of a problem than ever before. If you find yourself thinking, "Mom keeps falling out of bed, and we need to do something," then it's time to do something about it. By following some of these tips and tricks, you can help your elderly loved one stay safe in their own bed at night.
Let’s face it life involves the process of change. As our autonomy progresses, many become subject to poor eyesight, loss of hearing and frail bones. In addition, a decrease in muscle strength, flexibility or balance for many 65 and older result in falling. While it’s important to tend to the fallen, taking preventative measures is a better alternative. Here are tips to prevent your loved ones from falling.