Senior Care: Tips to Prevent Falls at Home
As you get older, it is very common to experience physical and health changes. This could result in slips and falls in the home. Sometimes, feeling dizzy that results in falls are caused to certain medications that are prescribed. Since this is a major cause of injury towards the elderly population, Always At Homecare, Inc, a Home Care in King City, Oregon, we give tips to help slips and falls from happening at home.
- Talk to your doctor about the medicines you are taking.
It is very important that as an elderly patient, you or your Caregivers in Oregon should know the different side effects of your medications. Your doctors, will give you effective solutions, maybe change your prescription, or advise you to use assistive devices for safety at home.
- Wear sensible footwear.
Avoid wearing sloppy footwear that may cause slip and falls. Make sure that your footwear at home is fitted properly in your feet and sturdy footwear with nonskid soles. To assist you with this our Personal Care providers are always here to ensure that you wear the proper footwear, inside and outside the home.
- Remove hazardous stuff and light up the home.
Make sure that there are no things that block the hallways, such as boxes and tables, and make sure that the house is well lighted, so seniors can see clearly when they walk around the house. Let our Assisted Living caregivers do these tasks.