Medication Reminders, Safety and Fall Prevention
When it comes to the safety and security of your loved one, you cannot be too careful. For people experiencing the effects of aging, disability, illness or injury, a fall or forgotten medication can be serious health hazards. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we understand the power of fall prevention and regular medication reminders, and we are here to help.
It can be hard to remember to take medication, especially when you are focusing on recovering from chemotherapy or illness. For many people with injuries, taking too much pain medication is common. Seniors and people with Alzheimer’s are often prescribed so many medications they have a hard time with them. Most people can organize their medication, but having a friendly reminder to take medication can mean that you are taking the prescribed amount.
SYNERGY HomeCare is well-acquainted with the importance of safety and security in the home. Through your local SYNERGY HomeCare office, you can receive a detailed safety assessment of your loved one’s home, as well as suggestions on ways to improve safety levels and decrease the likelihood of a fall or an accident.
For many seniors who live alone, fear for safety is a stressful part of life. Sometimes, just having a caregiver around can calm fears and provide peace of mind.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls occur to one in every three adults age 65 and older. These falls can lead to brain damage, broken bones, and other moderate to severe injuries.
With a little bit of help, falls are easy to prevent. Our caregivers can also provide assistance while transferring between beds and wheelchairs, and help walking around the house and through the yard. By preventing your family member from falling, home care can also prevent hospital stays and injuries and promote a healthy, independent lifestyle.
To learn more about safety and medication reminders, please contact your local SYNERGY HomeCare office or call (877) 230-4851.