According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three seniors over the age of 65 will fall every year. Falls in the home are statistically the #1 reason a senior will end up needing home care assistance that they did not otherwise think they would need. Injuries from these falls are often worsened because of already poor health, bone brittleness, and the time it can take for a family member, friend, or neighbors to find a fallen senior if they cannot stand up again on their own. The key to preventing serious injury from a fall is preparation.
The first, and easiest, step for preventing falls is to get rid of clutter around a house. Falls often occur because items are not put back where they belong or newspapers and mail pile up around the house. But most clutter isn’t usually caused by laziness. It’s often caused by a lack of mobility or energy. Seniors who live alone will increasingly leave things lying around the house because they no longer have the ability to spend half an hour per day straightening up and putting things where they belong.
The value, security & independence of having a home care service membership like the True Freedom Premier Plans provides peace of mind to seniors and their families for elder loved ones who continue to live in the comfort of their own homes as they age.