Elders can regain confidence after a fall with in home care
Have you had a recent fall?
Have you lost your confidence?
Do you feel stuck in a rut?
Daughterly Care can help reduce falls in the elderly.
Many elderly people experience a decline in mobility after a fall. Most of this is brought on by fear; fear of falling again. While falls-related injuries can be the cause of this decline, lack of confidence reduces mobility, which in turn weakens muscles and puts you at risk of further falls. Additionally, fall recovery is also compromised furthermore, falls may account for up to 83% of reported incidences in nursing homes.^
Regaining your balance, and therefore confidence can be achieved by (age appropriate) regular balance, strength and flexibility training. You or your loved one can overcome fear of falling and build confidence so you (or they) can remain active and live independently for longer in the comfort of your own home.
How can Daughterly Care assist you in your recovery and reducing falls?
- We offer emotional and social support along with companionship
- Our Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers are trained in the LiFE program.
This is an evidence-based program breathing life back into falls prevention. The program has been created by Lindy Clemson, a Professor in Ageing and Occupational Therapy and an NHMRC Career Development Research Fellow at the Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, The University of Sydney. Evidence showed that the program reduced falls in elders by 31% .
- We encourage regular exercise and accompany you to and from your exercise class, physiotherapy or occupational therapy sessions
- We encourage you to complete exercises set by your physio to improve balance and muscle strength
- We accompany you on outings and appointments until your confidence returns
- We help you choose safe and appropriate footwear, clothing and mobility aides
- We assess and monitor your home environment for hazards that may cause a fall
- We assist with personal care, light housekeeping, shopping and preparing meals
- We liaise with your doctor / General Practitioner, and other support agencies and your family.
Don’t let the fear of falling restrict your life. Tackle issues head-on and let Daughterly Care’s experienced Hourly Caregivers and Live in Carers offer positive reinforcement, encouragement and support.
Ring us today on (02) 9970 7333 and find out how we can help you or your loved one.
For more information on falls take a look at these pages.
Elders home safety and fall prevention
How to reduce falls in elders by 31%
Preventing elderly falls in the home
SA Coroner’s health warning about elders falls in nursing homes
Elder care myth no.1- You have to go to a nursing home
SOURCE: ^ https://www.health.qld.gov.au/stayonyourfeet/facts/statistics.asp