SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency, providing quality home care in Washington, NC. We were established in 1993 in Greenville, North Carolina. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. We like to think of ourselves as mature America’s best friend.
According to Mayo Clinic, falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the elderly. Fortunately, there are a number of preventative measures you can take to lessen your chance of falls and subsequent injuries. Here are some fall prevention tips from Mayo Clinic:
- Many falls take place in the home. So, be sure that you have clear pathways in your home that are free of items (shoes, papers, books, etc.) that you could potentially trip over. It’s also a good idea to remove loose rugs from your home for this same reason.
- If you have stairs in your home, be sure that each staircase has a secure rail for you to hold onto. Keep your stairs clear at all times. For outdoor stairs, be sure to clean them of debris (leaves, dirt, snow, etc.) regularly.
- If you are on any medications, or if you start a new medication, make sure that you read the labels thoroughly as well as discuss these medications with a medical professional. Some medications may cause dizziness or drowsiness and therefore increase your risk of falls.
- Regular exercise can also help lessen your chance of a fall. Talk with your doctor about which exercises would be best for you.
If you are injured from a fall, or if you are worried about falling, the home care professionals at SILVERcare in Washington, NC are here to help you get back on your feet again.