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At Home Elder Care Experts Talk About Brain Injuries And Falls In The Senior Community

Mar 26, 2018 by Shannon Meller

Did you know that falls are one of the most common accidents that occur in the senior community? In addition to that, falls can lead to traumatic brain injuries or TBI, which can cause serious medical complications and also death. It is important that your loved one and you understand what TBI is and how to prevent falls that can lead to it. Working with your loved one’s at home elder care provider can ensure that everyone is on the same page and ready to prevent falls.

One thing to keep in mind is that our at home elder care team offers free fall risk assessments that are performed in your loved one’s home. This assessment will take a look at the home and provide feedback about any areas within the home that may present a fall risk or hazard.

Below, our at home elder care team will discuss some of the steps you can take to eliminate or greatly reduce fall risks in your loved one’s home.

  • Take your loved one to a licensed optometrist at least once per year to have their vision checked
  • Talk to your loved one’s physician to find out if any of their current medications present a fall risk due to dizziness
  • Encourage your loved one to exercise at least 30 minutes a day to build up their coordination and balance
  • Install assistive devices in your loved one’s home to help them with every day activities
  • Make sure that all hazards in your loved one’s home are removed from the walkways. Some items to look for include clutter and loose wires

If you would like to learn more about our at home elder care services, now is the time to call our Milwaukee Comfort Keepers location. 

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