Falls can be a major cause of concern for seniors, but here at PeachTree Place Assisted Living in Ogden, Utah we provide your loved ones with the help they need and do everything we can do to assist with fall prevention.
What Can Cause You to Fall?
While falls can happen to anyone at any age, seniors are more likely to suffer serious injuries and continue to fall or be overly fearful of falling. Some of the reasons you might fall include:
- Not Wearing Shoes, Or Shoes That Don’t Fit Correctly
- Baggy Clothing
- Outdated Eyeglasses
- Muscle Weakness
- Medications That Cause Drowsiness
- Too Much Alcohol
- Hazards In Your Home
What Can You Do To Prevent Falling?
First of all, visit your doctor or optician for a risk assessment and to update your prescriptions and adjust your medications if necessary. Next, check your home for anything that might cause you to fall. Then create a safe environment with some of the following simple changes:
- Remove Tripping Hazards
- Remove Clutter
- Install Handrails & Grab Bars
- Wear Properly Fitted Non-Slick Shoes
Last, but possibly most important, is maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods, drinking lots of water, watching your alcohol intake, and especially keeping active and exercising. Recent research has shown that walking, along with some strength, flexibility and balance training, reduced disability caused by falls by 25%.
Assisted Living In Utah
We take great pride at PeachTree Place Assisted Living in providing all the assistance and support you and your loved ones will need to prevent falls. Whether you are at risk or not, our assisted living apartments are not only comfortable but are equipped with 24/7 care as needed for fall preventions. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a tour of our assisted living facility in Ogden, Utah.