Safety and Supervision
Nearly a third of those over 65, and close to a half of those over 75, live alone. While an independent senior may choose to stay in their own home for emotional and personal reasons, they can still feel afraid for their safety all alone. When the risks and consequences of falling are added to the equation, regular companionship can offer great peace of mind to both you and your loved one. Fall prevention can involve
assistance with transferring between the bed and a wheel chair, into and out of the bath, walking through the yard or even walking in the house. Taking steps to prevent a fall are well worth it, since falls can cause not just broken bones, but injuries ranging from cuts, hip fractures and head traumas. Even if your loved one doesn’t suffer and injury, fear of the next fall can make them restrict their activities and mobility, leading to reduced fitness and balance, and thus greater risk of falling. A Casa Companion Specialist can provide as much or as little assistance as your loved one requires, as well as a sense of security and well-being.