By Shawn Turcotte
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, CPCA
Falling down is no fun at any age. When you are older, bruises and aches can hinder an elderly person’s sense of independence. Even with all precautions taken, falls can happen at any time when they least expect it. Sometimes, a loose rug can come in the way; sometimes a pet can trip them up. Other times it can indicate a more significant issue such as a road accident or a fall down the stairs.
Prevention is worth a pound of cure. However, what you do after a fall is just as important or even more than any preventative measures you take. It is essential that you seek a medical assessment after a fall as it might be a sign of a new or severe medical condition that needs treatment. Getting back on your feet is critical to your overall health. The right senior care can keep you or your loved one living independently at home.
6 Items a Senior Should Have Checked After a Fall
At Home Instead Senior Care Edmonton, we understand the desire to continue living life as independently as possible. Your elderly parent can bounce back faster when they talk to their doctor about the following:
Healing after a fall includes assessing for other subtle reasons behind the accident. Seeking the expertise of their doctor can help rule out other issues that could develop into potentially dangerous conditions. Home Instead Senior Care serves families and their senior loved ones to remain living independently. Our caregivers are highly trained and ready to help you care for your aged loved one and their health even after a fall. Read some of our caregivers reviews.
Home Instead offers free monthly newsletters with tips and advice for caregivers of elderly loved ones.