Our companion care providers offer assistance to prevent falls

For seniors who want to continue living an active, independent lifestyle, preventing falls and other accidents is essential. Falls can be very serious for seniors because they likely result in injury, hospital stays, or recovery programs. Our Seniors Helping Seniors® companion care providers can help seniors take preventative actions against falls while offering a helping hand around the house.

Companion care is meant to provide helpful in-home assistance and accompaniment. Our care providers are seniors themselves, which encourages conversation and mutual respect between clients and caregivers. If a senior is comfortable with their caretaker, they are more likely to express concerns and ask for help, which improves their overall well-being and care experience.

Our Seniors Helping Seniors® care providers are also trained professionals, with experience providing in-home care services. For safety and fall prevention, this means reducing potential fall hazards and helping maintain balance. A companion care provider will look for tripping hazards, such as cords, furniture, and area rugs, and make corrections. If there are larger risks, we can also recommend a service provider be contacted to take more extensive safety measures.

Other fall prevention measures include appropriate exercise, including walking and stretching. Our companion care providers can assist with movement around the house, whether it is getting from the living room recliner to the bathroom or down the driveway to get the mail. We encourage seniors to remain active and participate in activities they enjoy. Our care providers can help your senior loved one get in and out of the car and even escort them to appointments and events.

In case of an emergency, a care provider will know to contact proper assistance. This extra safety and security measure can help seniors of all mobility levels feel safe in their homes. This can be particularly helpful for seniors who have difficulty sleeping through the night or are prone to wandering. An in-home care provider can make sure seniors are monitored and safe at all times of the day or night.

If you or a loved one could benefit from companion care and mobility assistance around the house, please call our office! We are glad to talk with you about all of our senior care services and create a personalized plan that best meets your needs!