Falls can be serious, especially for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury and death in Americans aged 65+ with a quarter of seniors falling each year. Even if someone isn’t hurt after a fall, they may become afraid of falling again. The fear of falling causes people to limit their activities and cut back on social engagements. When someone is less active, they become physically weaker, increasing the likelihood of falls. Research also shows that falling just once doubles one’s chances of falling again.
Are you worried about falling? We can help!
Proactive Steps Toward Fall Reduction
Qualifying for In-Home Fall Assessment
For more information about potential safety concerns, fall risks and tripping hazards in the home, please contact your local ComForCare office for details.
Falls are not a normal part of aging as most can be prevented. At ComForCare, we care about keeping clients safe in the comfort of their own home. To help seniors reduce the risk of falling in their home, many ComForCare locations offer in-home fall safety evaluations and fall risk assessments as part of the home care services provided. Safety supervision and fall prevention are also included in our home care services. Our home safety check evaluates all aspects of a client’s living conditions.
Post-Analysis Fall Reduction
Once the inside and outside of the home are evaluated, your ComForCare team can make suggestions on how to reduce fall risks. Safety recommendations may include installing a raised toilet seat, shower bench or grab bars in the bathroom, increasing the lighting or removing rugs. These recommendations can help reduce falls in the home. During our fall risk assessment, a qualified representative will evaluate factors known to increase a person’s risk of falling.