The importance of fall prevention in the elderly

Most seniors live apart from their children and other family members and, in many cases, in different cities. The older they get, the harder and more dangerous it becomes for the elderly to live alone.

According to statistics, falls are the leading cause of most serious injuries and deaths among people over 60. One out of three people over 65 in America have already experienced a fall and been injured. After the first fall, fears for one’s own life doubles, as well as the risk of falling a second time.

Our goal is to help you prepare your home to avoid the risk of falling and give you the opportunity to live without fear.

What are the most effective fall prevention tips for the elderly?

After installing security measures in the house, think about yourself. The physical health of seniors declines every year, so it becomes increasingly difficult for them to remain on their feet. They experience weak joints, dizziness, vitamin deficiency, lack of a reliable means to call for help, etc. Falls can have serious consequences for one's’ health.

You must be honest with yourself and make note of the things you have not addresses. Each of these recommendations is guaranteed to help you reduce the risk of injuries in your home, around your town, on a trip, or outside the city:

Contact your doctor/caregiver and tell them about your fears and problems. If you are experiencing issues with balance, often feels dizzy, or can’t stand for long periods of time because of muscle pain. They will provide with the solution.

Do you sometimes forget to take your medicine? Maybe you are experiencing side effects from a medicine that might cause a fall? You should always have a prescription for your medicine ready so that a professional can understand what caused these side effects.

Medihill can provide you with monitoring and alerts in case you need it.

Check your eyesight. You might need glasses or to replace your current ones with a new, better pair.

Are you no longer capable of moving freely and constantly need to lean against nearest objects? If that’s the case, contact a therapist to help you improve your balance, strength, or assist you with finding a cane or caregiver.

Do you pay attention to what you eat? A proper diet can help you stay in a good mood and give you an energy boost that will allow you to feel more confident on your feet. Adding necessary vitamins to your diet can help strengthen your bones and improve your overall health.

How often do you exercise? Regular exercise can keep you in good health and high spirits!

Do you have a reliable alert system that can notify emergency services in case you fall? If you are alone at home, a detector is a guarantee that sensitive sensors or simply pressing a button will send emergency services your signal for help.

All these tips for the elderly and home safety can help prevent future falls and serious injuries. It is important that you take responsibility for yourself to receive the assistance you need. The results will be immediate.

Checklist for fall prevention at home

Home is a sacred place. People over 60 spend more than half of their time at home. As they age, every little thing can cause a fall.

Our list will help you and your elderly relatives check whether there are security measures in your home that will significantly reduce the risk of falling.

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Checklist for the bathroom:

A non-slip mat

Easily accessible shelf with shampoos and washing supplies

Shower chair to avoid slipping

Raised toilet seat with handrails

Checklist for the kitchen:

There should be no rugs in the kitchen. Since the most common kitchen floorings are tile and linoleum, there is a big risk that when you stand on the rug, it will slip off

All kitchen utensils should be easily accessible so that you don’t have to bend over or reach for things

A step ladder with handrails will help you reach the top cabinets

Checklist for the entire house:

The furniture should be arranged in such a way to create a lot of free space for walking

Plants, coffee tables, and decor shouldn’t impede a walking path

Phones, sockets, and switches should be located in easily accessible places, and the wires should be hidden.

All rooms should be well lit

The body is a very complex system. You can never predict how it is going to behave, even if you are being extremely careful. Therefore, most doctors and caregivers recommend to get an alert sensor. The Benefits of Personal Emergency Response Systems have been tested and proven by thosands of patients. This system can prove useful not just for emergency medical calls.

How Medihill® Can Help

Medihill specializes in providing Personal Emergency Response Systems and Remote Patient Monitoring. We have many products to help seniors live longer independently in their homes.

Medihill® Home PERS Landline

This state-of-the-art PERS landline model is compact and can be placed on a tabletop. Due to its ability to be customized, it’s perfect for anyone needing extra security.

Medihill® Home PERS Cellular

This model does not require a landline because it works like a cellular phone. It has all the same features as the Medihill® Home PERS landline model.

Medihill® Portable PERS

In addition to our tabletop models, we also carry mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems. This allows users to take the medical alert device with them wherever they go in and outside of the home.

Additional features include:

Fall Detection Technology

Pendant/Wrist Convertible Transmitter

Fall Detection Pendant

For more information about all our landline, cellular, and mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems devices and their features, contact us now at 1-855-633-4445 or Order Online. We would love to help you feel safer everywhere you are.