Walking & Mobility Assistance for Seniors in Santa Clara County
Helping Your Loved Ones with Getting Where They Want to Be
Did you know that falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older Americans experienced 29 million falls in 2014 alone, leading to 7 million injuries and an estimated $31 billion in Medicare costs. For an elderly person, a fall may signify the end of independence and mobility. A serious fall may even lead to life-threatening complications.
At Polaris Home Care, we understand the risks associated with falls and therefore provide assistance with walking and mobility based on the needs of our clients. Together, we can reduce the risk of falling and injury.
Get started by calling (408) 560-4460 to involve a home care professional, whether you are in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, or anywhere in the Bay Area.
Reduce the Risk of Falling with an In-Home Caregiver
There are various ways we can work together to reduce your loved one’s risk of falling. This may include:
- Making your home safer by removing obstacles, improving lighting handling uneven flooring, and rearranging furniture to promote a safer living environment.
- Talking to your loved one about the risk of falling and urge him or her to report a fall, no matter how minor, to his or her healthcare provider. The CDC reports that less than half of the one in four seniors who fall do not tell their doctor.
- Encouraging a discussion with your healthcare provider regarding any medications that may increase the risk of falling, such as those that affect balance or vision.
- Getting your loved one’s eyes checked once a year by an optometrist.
Call Polaris Home Care in the Bay Area Today at (408) 560-4460
For a senior, walking safely can be challenging at times. It can even be dangerous on uneven floors, stairs or poorly-lit walkways, leading to falls and serious injuries. If you need a home care provider to assist you or your elderly loved ones with walking and other aspects of personal care and hygiene, Polaris Home Care can help. We are committed to helping families keep their loved ones at home while maintaining the level of care they need, based on their unique situations.
Contact us now for more information on the compassionate services we provide.