Great Oak Senior Care can improve your quality of life by providing compassionate, one-on-one home care and companionship in the comfort of your home. Our personalized and affordable services are available 7 days a week and can range from a few hours to 24/7 live in care. Great Oak Senior Care is proud to be the “resident experts” in fall prevention for the Bloomington area.
Our highly-qualified and trained caregivers provide services to private homes, assisted living communities, hospitals, nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers. We are ready to help – request a free care assessment now!
Great Oak Senior Care is proud to be the “resident experts” in fall prevention for the Bloomington area. Let us share some ideas with your family, friends, company, organization, or group about how to prevent one of the most catastrophic events in the life of a senior citizen.
Did you know that:
70% of accidental deaths in people over the age of 75 result from falls?
We spend $79 billion in medical costs each year on accidents attributable to falls?
40% of all nursing home admissions are attributable to repeated falls at home?
1 out of every 3 seniors who lives independently in their homes will seek medical care for a major fall each year? If you are over 75, the likelihood of falling is even greater.
25% of seniors who suffer hip fractures die within one year?
Survivors of falls may experience debilitating fractures of the hip, wrists or spine?
Falling, or the fear of falling, oftentimes leads to loss of confidence, imposed isolation, and immobility?
The consequences of falling are very serious to seniors and their families. We are very concerned about the effects that falls have on seniors. We routinely speak to groups, both large and small, about how to prevent falls. We have developed a dynamic presentation (ranging from 20 to 60 minutes in length) that we would love to share with your group. In this presentation, we share such things as:
The frequency and effects of falls among seniors
The most common causes of falls
Things you can do to reduce the risk of falling
What to do when someone falls
How to tell if you or someone you love is at risk of a fall
With each presentation, brochures, videos and other materials are available for each person. In addition, each senior will have the opportunity to participate in a free risk assessment. If you would like us to present this valuable program at your group’s next meeting, simply contact us!
Improve strength and practice balance.
Exercise classes like yoga are extremely helpful with balance and strength. Seniors can participate in yoga classes in their own homes, in front of the TV. There are even chair yoga classes!
Yoga involves slow movements with breathing and muscle activity, which improves balance.
Practice Strength and Balance in Everyday Life:
Stand on one foot while washing your hands, or brushing your teeth, or stand with one foot in front of the other.
Stay in Good Health
Stay Hydrated! Drink lots of water. Dehydrated seniors get dizzy more often.
Supplement or eat foods rich in Vitamin D- this increases muscle strength.