Sen|or ne|pers In nome L|der Care of Lansda|eţ Þennsy|van|aţ ne|ps

Loca| Iam|||es zSen|or Safety Þroofz 1he|r nomes
Cne ouL of Lhree adulLs age 63 and older falls each year and nearly a Lhlrd of Lhem wlll llve wlLh
dlscomforL from Lhe fall for Lhe resL of Lhelr llvesŦ 1haL's why aL Senlor Pelpers we have hlghly
Lralned careglvers who can help spoL danger zones ln senlors' homes and help famllles make
Lhelr homes saferŦ
ºup Lo 30 percenL of Lhose who fall suffer ln[urles such as hlp fracLures or head Lraumasţ" says
ÞeLer 8ossţ CLC and coŴfounder of Senlor PelpersŦ º1hose Lypes of ln[urles noL only make lL
hard for senlors Lo llve lndependenLlyţ buL Lhose ln[urles can someLlmes be faLalŦ Cur careglvers
are Lhere Lo provlde famllles wlLh Lhe comforL LhaL someone ls waLchlng over Lhelr senlor loved
one and helplng make sure Lhey're llvlng ln a safe envlronmenLŦ"
Sen|or ne|persƌ Careg|vers ne|p Ia||ŴÞroof nome 8yť
Safety Þroof|ng the nomeť
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ 8emove boxesţ newspapers and elecLrlcal cords from halls
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Move coffee Lablesţ magazlne racks and planLs sLands from hlghŴLrafflc areas
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Pelp repalr looseţ wooden floor boards and carpeLlng rlghL away
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ SLore cloLhlngţ dlshes ţ food ţmedlcaLlon and all necesslLles wlLhln reach
Add|ng Safety Dev|cesť
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Pand ralls for boLh sldes of Lhe bed
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ nonŴsllp Lreads for wooden sLeps
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ 8alsed LolleL seaL or one wlLh arm resLs
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Crab bars for shower or Lub
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ SLurdy plasLlc seaL for shower or Lub plus handŴheld shower nozzle
Check|ng Sen|ors' Shoesť
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ CeL rld of hlgh heelsţ floppy sllppersţ shoes wlLh sllck soles
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Pave fooL slze measured each Llme senlors buy shoes Ŷ fooL slze changes and shoes
LhaL are Loo blg can make you fall
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Avold exLraŴLhlck soles
L|ght|ngŴUp L|v|ng Spaceť
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Þlace nlghL llghLs ln bedroomţ baLhroom and hallways
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Þlace lamp near slde of bed
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Conslder swlLchlng LradlLlonal llghL swlLches for glow ln Lhe dark swlLches
Lxerc|s|ng kegu|ar|y Ŷ help senlors wlLh acLlvlLles LhaL lncrease leg sLrengLh and lmprove
balance ln senlorsţ such as 1al ChlŦ
Sen|or ne|pers In nome L|der Care of Lansda|eţ Þennsy|van|aţ ne|ps
Loca| Iam|||es zSen|or Safety Þroofz 1he|r nomes
1ak|ng Sen|ors Ior Lye CheckŴups Ŷ make sure senlors have Lhelr eyes checked by a docLor aL
leasL once a year and have Lhelr eyeglasses updaLed as neededŦ A good Llpť conslder geLLlng a
palr wlLh slngle vlslon dlsLance lenses for acLlvlLles such as walklng ouLsldeŦ
kev|ew Med|cat|ons Ŷ have a docLor or pharmaclsL revlew medlcaLlons/prescrlpLlons Lo leL
Lhem know whaL may cause slde effecLsţ such as dlzzlness or drowslnessŦ
ºWhen senlors fallţ Lhey usually develop a fear of falllngţ even lf Lhey're noL ln[uredţ" says 8ossŦ
º1haL fear can easlly Lurn lnLo a senlor chooslng Lo llmlL Lhelr physlcal acLlvlLyţ whlch ln Lurn
lncreases Lhelr rlsk of falllng agalnŦ 1haL's where our careglvers come lnŤ Lhey help Lo prevenL
falls and help senlors cope wlLh fallŴrelaLed fears Lhey may already haveŦ"
D|d ¥ou know?
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ ln 2008ţ 82Ʒ of fall deaLhs were among people 63 and olderŦ
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ ln 2008ţ more Lhan 19ţ700 older adulLs dled from unlnLenLlonal fall ln[urlesŦ
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ lallŴrelaLed fracLures occur more Lhan Lwlce Lhe raLe for older women Lhan for
older menŦ
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ More Lhan 90Ʒ of hlp fracLures are caused by fallsŦ And whlLe women have
slgnlflcanLly hlgher hlp fracLure raLes Lhan black womenŦ
- Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ Ŧ ulrecL medlcal cosLs of falls equaled $28Ŧ2 bllllon lasL year aloneŦ
1hls sLory affecLs all senlors and Lhelr famllles ln your areaŦ Pelp us spread Lhe word abouL lall
ÞrevenLlon Awareness wlLh our Llps Lo keep senlors safeŦ We are happy Lo have our local senlor
care experLs show you how Lo safeLy proof your home Lo proLecL senlors from falllngŦ We can
seLŴup lnLervlews wlLh local senlor experLs and famlllesŦ
n¾ť CenLers for ulsease ConLrol and ÞrevenLlonţ Mayo Cllnlc
About Sen|or ne|persť
Senlor Pelpers provldes many lnŴhomeţ careglvlng servlces for Lhe elderly ln Lhe Lansdaleţ
uoylesLownţ ChalfonLţ PaLfleldţ and norLh Wales areaŦ We offer exLenslve lnŴhome care
servlces for senlors who embrace Lhelr lndependence and Lhe personal dlgnlLy LhaL goes wlLh lLŦ
Cur lnŴhome care servlces are provlded by bonded and lnsured careglvers all of whom pass a
naLlonal background checkŦ
lf a senlor famlly member needs lnŴhome care servlces ln 8ucks CounLy ÞA and MonLgomery
CounLy ÞAţ we are an excellenL cholce wlLh exemplary referencesŦ lnŴhome care ls Lhe
compasslonaLe cholce for your elderly loved onesƌ conLlnued lndependenL llvlngŦ We promlse
we wlll do our besL Lo make lL a poslLlve experlence for Lhem and youŦ lor more lnformaLlonţ
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