Stop Slip and Fall Injuries- Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation

Reducing Elderly Slip and Fall Injuries Due to Poor Balance, Bad Back or Hips, Vertigo, or Other Type of Related Balance Issues

As a senior, are you, or someone you know having difficulties with balance issues? If so, it may be time for a visit to the doctor. If the balance issue has been an ongoing problem throughout your life, then it may be time to consider either bringing in some extra assistance or potentially relocating into an assisted living community. Before a slip and fall accident occurs, be proactive and open minded to ensure your safety.

Do you have hard time getting around? Having problems with your balance? Suffer from Vertigo? Back problems? Sciatica? Hip and knee issues? All of these conditions can increase the chance of a slip and fall accident substantially, especially in your golden years. As we all know, when you get older you are not as nimble as you once were and this can sometimes contribute to a lot of elderly people slipping, falling, and enduring terrible injuries. Add in balance issues, vertigo, back problems, bad knees and hips, and you have a recipe for a potential disaster.

Most seniors and elderly people take this fact of life into consideration and are usually pretty good about mitigating slip and fall risks through the use of anti slip shoes, anti-slip bathroom items, bathroom safety handles, special showers and bathtubs installed, extra handles installed throughout the home, traction mats, etc. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, the risk mitigation is simply not enough and the elderly person ends up slipping and falling anyways. There are different options available to seniors and the elderly that are in need of extra assistance either in home or at one of the many types of senior living and/or continuing care communities out there.

Senior and Elderly Living Assistance Options

  • In-home care
    In home care is basically when a home health aide, CNA, or nurse come to the elderly person’s home and assists the person with whatever they need help with. In home care can range from part time every day, to certain days per week, to full time, to 24/7 live-in services.
  • Nursing homes and continuing care facilities and communities
    Nursing homes and continuing care communities are special types of senior living facilities that provide extra medical care for sensitive seniors with serious pre-existing medical issues.
  • Senior Assisted Living Communities
    Senior assisted living facilities and senior assisted living communities are another type of assisted living service where the client lives at the community and is cared for 24/7 in a sense. Assisted living communities are for seniors that do not have serious medical issues, yet just need an extra hand with daily chores and tasks in most cases.
  • Senior Independent Living Communities
    Senior independent communities are for seniors and elderly that can get around and are still very much “independent”, doing all of their own daily chores and tasks with no problem. Senior independent living communities are popular among the elderly that have no close family and those that do not get out much, or have much human interaction. These clients are typically lonely, feel insecure by themselves, and generally want to be around people on a daily basis.
  • Senior Memory Care Communities
    Memory care facilities and memory care communities for the elderly typically take care of older people with memory related issues, dementia, Alzheimers, or other types of cognitive medical issues.

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