There 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.More