Elderly Care Fall Prevention Program
Request a Free Fall Prevention Workshop for Your Group!
Best In-Home Care is proud to be the Lubbock area “resident experts” in elderly fall prevention. Let us share some ideas with your family, friends, company, organization, or group about how to prevent one of the most catastrophic events in the life of a senior citizen.
Did you know that:
- 70% of accidental deaths in people over the age of 75 result from falls?
- We spend $79 billion in medical costs each year on accidents attributable to falls?
- 40% of all nursing home admissions are attributable to repeated falls at home?
- 1 out of every 3 seniors who lives independently in their homes will seek medical care for a major fall each year? If you are over 75, the likelihood of falling is even greater.
- 25% of seniors who suffer hip fractures die within one year?
- Survivors of falls may experience debilitating fractures of the hip, wrists or spine?
- Falling, or the fear of falling, often times leads to loss of confidence, imposed isolation and immobility?
As you can see, the consequences of falling are very serious to seniors and their families, and as such, elderly health care service providers as well. We are very concerned about the effects that falls have on seniors. As elderly care experts, we routinely speak to groups, both large and small, about how to prevent falls. We have developed a dynamic presentation (ranging from 20 to 60 minutes in length) on senior care and fall prevention that we would love to share with your group.
In this elderly care presentation, we share such things as:
- The frequency and effects of falls among seniors.
- The most common causes of falls among the elderly.
- Things you can do to reduce the risk of falling for your senior loved one.
- What to do when an elderly person falls.
- How to tell if you or someone you love is at risk of a fall.
With each presentation, brochures, videos and other materials are made available for each attendees. In addition, each senior will have the opportunity to participate in a free risk assessment. If you would like us to present this valuable elderly care program at your group’s next meeting, simply contact us.