Aging is Unavoidable
Aging is not avoidable. As much as we want to try different things to slow the process, aging is unavoidable. Every birthday we celebrate just ticks that notch up a little bit further. As you age, you also notice those around you aging. However, it’s harder for us to see ourselves.
I remember my mother used to comment how old one of her friend’s looked. I wanted to say, Mom, have you looked in the mirror? Of course I refrained.
So if you are dealing with an elder parent, maybe a partner, or even yourself, heads up. I’ve got some information that may be helpful.
We should prepare ourselves for the inevitable. Some will, some won’t. It’s obviously different for everyone. Sometimes it is hard for us to want to change until a crisis occurs. Then we are up against possible deadlines, inconveniences, and delays when we need it most.
The Risk of Falling Is Unavoidable As We Age
One of the biggest things that happens to anyone who is aging is falling. When we fall when we are older our bodies are more fragile, bones break, healing seems slower, and mobility is severely hampered. What are we without our mobility? Don’t wait to find out! I had a family member fall 2 years ago. She broke her pelvis. She could not even shuffle along with 2 people holding her up because your pelvis plays a huge part in the movement of your lower torso and limbs. But my telling you this story won’t influence you as much as it happening to you or someone you love. We certainly hope that does not happen.
So when we use the term Fall Prevention, we are not referring to the season that comes after summer. Fall Prevention is preparing your home to protect those who might fall. Also it is preparing your home for when you, or someone who is experiencing mobility issues, are less mobile which could happen from surgery, injury, even just that unavoidable aging.
Partnerships to Help Our Community
Because the home healthcare industry deals often with patients who have lost mobility for any of the above mentioned situations, we know that there are things that can be done around your house to help.
Therefore we have teamed up with a great company, Home Safety Advisors, that provides these services that will be helpful to anyone with mobility issues and their caretakers.
- Walk-in Tubs/Showers
- Grab Bars
- Fall Alerts
- Home Assessments
- Handyman Services
Be sure to call us for assistance.