Posts in the Fall Risk Management category
You Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling
As a home care agency, we want to spotlight the seriousness of falls and help change the conversation surrounding them. On the first day of fall, September 22, 2021, we’re holding a webinar titled Reducing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries for People With Neurological Disorders. Keep Reading
Bathroom Safety Spotlight: Bathing and Toileting Tips for Caregivers
Many of our clients have limited mobility, and with limited mobility comes a potential risk for falls and other injuries. These risks are especially dangerous in the bathroom. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control), states that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 fall each year, and 80% of those falls happen in the bathroom. Below are seven tips to help clients stay safe while bathing and toileting. Keep Reading
Keeping Older Adults Active During COVID-19
Older adults are a group that has been hit hard by COVID-19. They are at a higher risk of... Keep Reading
Fall Risk Reduction for Aging Loved Ones
By Stephanie Wierzbicka, manager, strategic health programs, ComForCare Franchise Systems,... Keep Reading
Take a Stand to Manage Fall Risk
Falls are the leading cause of injury for adults 65 and older. In fact, every 11... Keep Reading
Creating a Safe Environment for Aging Loved Ones
According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, safety is the second tier of the pyramid just above the need for food and water. It is defined as “protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, freedom from fear.” When we think of creating a safe environment for our loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, the focus tends to be on elements of the physical environment that may be dangerous, but we often overlook the psychological aspects of feeling safe. Keep Reading
Hoarding Is Hazardous for Your Older Loved One - Part 2
In a previous post, we discussed the clinical definition and dangers of hoarding disorder (HD). If you are unsure if your loved one has HD, the International OCD Foundation says the key feature of HD is disorganization to the point where the living spaces can no longer be used for everyday activities as they were intended. Keep Reading
Hoarding Is Hazardous for Your Older Loved One - Part 1
While my grandma lived at her home, my mother and I would make it a point to stop by at least twice a week to help with the light cleaning, such as dusting and vacuuming. The underlying clutter we mostly left untouched until after my grandma died. What we found was amazing: a jar full of matches from various establishments, some ancient crackers and so on. I know, the situation could have been more challenging – she could have been hoarding. Keep Reading
What to Do After an Older Adult Falls
Millions of older adults 65+ fall every year. In fact, more than one out of four older adults falls each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Falls can be dangerous and can lead to serious injuries – 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries each year. Keep Reading
Santa’s Secrets for a Joyful, Long Life
You’ve heard about Santa’s list – the one with names of children, their behavior, where they live and what they want for Christmas. However, you might not be aware Santa has a list for himself of seven ways to age well and enjoy his best life possible. Here is a peek at his list: Keep Reading
Physical Function, Food and Falls
You’ve likely heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital takes that concept further by supporting the notion, “You become what you eat.” The study, which compared diet quality and physical function in over 50,000 women, found that those who maintained a healthy diet over the years were less likely to develop problems with physical function as they grew older. Keep Reading
Managing Fall Risk – In-Home Safety Checks and Assessments
It’s a common belief falls are just a part of aging – that it’s inevitable seniors will fall. That’s not necessarily true because most falls are preventable. Many ComForCare Home Care locations offer no-obligation in-home fall safety evaluations and fall risk assessments. Our home safety check evaluates all aspects of someone’s living conditions. Keep Reading

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