How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults | Qualicare

How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults | Qualicare

The holidays might be over, but the winter season is still in full swing! With the winter weather come a number of fall risks, especially with the water and ice on the ground.

Our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare wants to offer you tips on how you can help prevent falls from occurring in your loved one, especially during this time of year. 

Easy Ways to Reduce a Loved One's Risk of Falling

Let's take a look at some ways you can help prevent falls in your loved one:

First, you want to make sure you have open conversations with your aging loved one about his or her risk of falling. Falling is incredibly among older adults, so the risk may be higher than he or she thinks.

Therefore, it is important to speak with your loved one about fall risk and what you can do together to eliminate hazards and make falling less likely

Second, you also want to make sure you know what is currently going on with your loved one's overall health, since certain health conditions and medications can increase the risk of falls. 

If there are medications that do make your loved one feel dizzy or off-balanced, be sure to speak with his or her physician or pharmacist about alternatives that may not have the same side effects.

Finally, eye exams are especially important as we age, since we may not be able to see things as clearly—and as a result, are at a higher risk of falling. Make sure your loved one's eye health and vision are checked at least once a year. 

Are you looking for in-home care for your loved one so that he or she can age safely in the comfort of home? Our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare is here to help! Contact us today to schedule an in-home assessment.

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