Fall Prevention For El Paso Seniors

Millions of injuries related to older adults falling are reported every year. Falls can be dangerous at any age in life but are most common among the elderly. Without someone in the home to provide assistance, falls can turn from dangerous to deadly. However, there are steps that can be taken to help with fall risk prevention and keeping your aging loved one safe at home. Caring Senior Service offers senior fall prevention services in the El Paso area to help your loved one remain safe as they receive necessary care and assistance in the comfort of their own homes. 


Common Areas and Causes of Falls in the Home

Bathrooms and bedrooms are two of the most common areas in the home for trip-and-fall accidents. This can occur due to items being left on the floor, water on the floor, or when getting up or sitting down to use the toilet or bath. Kitchens are another fall hazard area in the home, as spills can happen and go unnoticed until it is too late. 

Many older individuals enjoy the companionship provided by a pet. Unfortunately, sometimes a pet can unknowingly contribute to a fall. They can easily go unseen underfoot, causing seniors to trip and fall. Pets can also create messes from time to time that can be difficult for an elderly person to clean up, and may cause a slip-and-fall accident. 



dph153_lobby3How You Can Help Protect Your Aging Loved One 

Caring Senior Service’s fall risk assessment team in El Paso can help keep your loved one safe, but there are things you can do to make a safer environment as well. 

  • Ensuring that your loved one’s home has good lighting, especially in hallways and stairwells, can help reduce the risk of a fall. 
  • Night lights that automatically turn on in the dark can be useful, as well.
  •  A flashlight near the bed is also useful in case of a power outage. 
  • As part of our senior home care services at Caring Senior Service, we can provide a 43-point home safety assessment, which can identify areas in the home that pose a potential risk for a trip and fall accident. We can recommend ways you can make the home environment safer for your loved one. A tidy home is a safer home and will help greatly reduce the risk of a fall. Keep the floor clean and clear of items. You can also arrange furniture and other large objects so that they do not block your loved ones' walking path in the home. 
  • It is also a good idea to remind your loved one to always check their surroundings and footing when standing to ensure that pets are not underfoot. We provide light housekeeping services as part of our senior home care in El Paso, which can ensure the home is kept tidy and clean.



Would you like to learn more about how our home care services in El Paso can help with fall prevention for your senior loved one?

Reach out to us today to discuss how our caregivers can be of assistance to you and your family! Caring Senior Service can help your loved one remain independent, safe, and happily at home with our senior home care services. Contact us now to learn more!