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Low care – Preventing seniors from falling

Low care or residential age care facilities are ideal for residents who need assistance to remain independent, however they don’t have any complex and ongoing health care issues. For an ageing adult, it is important to prevent them from falling which may cause severe injuries and even death.

A fall may end up with no injuries, however it must always be reported to the staff of low care facilities because these falls are generally the warning signs of another issue. There could be several reasons like poor eyesight, cataracts, stiff joints, poor balance etc. which may result in a potential fall.
Older adults can stay independent and reduce their risks of falling in a low care facility by following the below i.e.

  • Reduce tripping hazards, add grab bars inside and outside the tub and shower, add railings on both sides of the stairways and improved lighting in the low care facility.
  • Regular eye checkups and appropriate medication.
  • A pharmacist or doctor should review their medicines and alter if the medicines cause side effects like dizziness or drowsiness.