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Senior Falls: What to Do after an Accident

Old Woman Falling - Los Angeles home caregiver servicesThere are only a few things scarier for a caregiver than their senior loved one falling. The consequences of this accident can be terrifying both to you and your senior loved one. According to the National Council of Aging, falls are the leading cause of injuries in seniors, fatal and non-fatal ones. Approximately one in four U.S citizens older than 65 experiences a fall every year and every 19 minutes a senior dies as a result of a fall.

We can all agree that these are truly devastating facts. And falling is not exclusively linked to aging. Whether you’re taking care of your senior loved one or employing Los Angeles home caregiver services, all it takes is one moment of carelessness for your senior to fall.

If they are lucky enough to come out of it with only a few bruises, there are some steps you can take after the fall to make sure they properly recover, with no lasting physical or emotional consequences.


Helping Seniors Exercise Their Way to Better Health

Senior Exercising - Los Angeles Home Caregiver ServicesWe’ve all been told that taking care of ourselves is extremely important. What we eat, our routine and our physical condition directly define our quality of life. The same goes for senior citizens. Healthy diet, proper hydration and regular exercise is even more important at a later age. Exercise can help our heart work better, our bones become stronger and make senior citizens much more vital overall. Additionally, seniors who add exercise to their routine benefit from a decreased risk of contracting a chronic disease, they are less susceptible to injury and feel stronger and better about themselves, improving their mood.