E&S Home Care Solutions provides a holistic approach to home care that addresses both the physical and psychological needs of our patients. We help our patient’s regain quality of life by preserving their dignity and supporting their highest level of independent function.
It’s a new year and an opportunity to be a new you. For 2020, our Director of Nursing wanted to provide advice on how to prevent falls. The most important thing to remember is “to not fall.” As simple as this advice is, it is crucial for many seniors to follow.
A fall can create a serious injury which sometimes lead to fractures or death for seniors. Furthermore, with proper instructions, these falling incidents can be prevented.
Sadly, falls can create complications. When someone is ready to stand up, it’s vital that they utilize their supportive devices like a walking device or a cane. These devices can assist someone to stand or rise to their feet. Once an individual stands on their feet
8 Important Points to Remember When Avoiding Falling
Stand up slowly and when you’re ready
Dangle your feet and check your barrings
Check in with yourself if you are ready to step out of bed
Use a cane or a device if necessary
Check that these devices are close by to you
Don’t go out on rainy or snowy days
Be wary of your walking path to avoid obstacles or obstructions
Remind yourself not to fall
When you get up in the morning, “you cannot fall.” This small phrase can make the difference in the world.
We have introduced a new series for families searching for home care. Weekly, we share home care advice given by experts in the field. This week Doctor Jayne Mead tells families to check for home health aide references.
This series focuses on home health care. It provides valuable advice that families will need when they are ready to enter the home care world.
Pick the Right Qualities Home Health Aides Need
Home health aides need to fit the qualities that your family needs. Additionally, don’t be quick to hire a home health aide. This is a valuable decision that can affect the health of your loved one.
Doctor Jayne Mead: “I would advise the family to check for references. What qualities are you looking for a home health aide? This is the person who will be taking care of your loved one.” Families should take the screening process seriously.
Home Health Aides Compliment Family Needs
Home Health Aides should be a great help! This is why people opt to go for home care agencies. A home care agency has access to home health aide records, history, and a number of other credentials. Family safety is the number one priority.
In conclusion, choose a home health aide that will compliment your family’s needs.