How To Prevent Falls In The Elderly

If not careful, elderly people fall all the time. Once you get older, you start to lose your balance a little. Not to mention all of the medication you are on by that time might just make you a little light headed. Your bones start to get brittle too and if you are not careful when older, you could fall and break something. This is why it is important for elderly people to be careful. It is also important for those who care for the elderly to also make sure nothing happens to them. It is especially important for caregivers to take whatever precaution they can to ensure that their elderly patients do not fall and break any bones when left alone. Here is more information on how to prevent falls in the elderly.

Make Sure They Can Easily Get Around

When you are a caregiver of an elderly person, you need to make sure the elderly person can easily and carefully get around, especially when you are not around at the moment if they need something. To do this, make sure they have a cane, a walker, and/or a wheelchair if they have trouble walking. Don’t worry, you can give your elderly patient a fashionable cane to use instead of a boring old ugly one. Older people like to look good too and if this means using a fashionable cane or walker or if they have you or someone else decorate their wheelchair for them before going out and about, it isn’t a problem. With a fashionable cane, they can get around easier and look good doing it.

Make Sure They Can Get In And Out Of Their Bathtub or Shower Easily

You can make sure they don’t fall getting in or out of their bathtub or shower, making it easier on them, by putting a railing on the side of the bathtub. This way they can hold on to it when they are getting in or out and they won’t fall. You can also put a one of those lifeline buttons in their home, especially have them wear one around their neck, and put an emergency button in their bathroom/. The reason for this is in case they don’t have their fashionable cane, or even if they don’t have a folding walking stick, and if they have an accident and fall, they can push the emergency button in the bathroom or around their neck for help. This is essential for any elderly person to have in their home, especially if they live alone.

Did you know that if they don’t have their canes on them, one out of four elderly people fall every year in the US? Not only this but it is a fact that more than half of these older adults fall in their own homes. Because of this, it is important for them to have their canes, whether it be a fashionable cane or any cool walking canes, they have to have one to help prevent them from falling and hurting themselves.