Why Seniors Need Assistance
Each year, millions of adults aged 65 and older fall.1 Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.
How big is the problem?
One out of three older adults (those aged 65 or older) falls each year1 but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.2
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.3
In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 734,000 of these patients were hospitalized.3
In 2013, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, were $34 billion.4
What outcomes are linked to falls?
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Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, and head traumas.5,6 These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently, and increase the risk of early death.
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).5
About one-half of fatal falls among older adults are due to TBI.7
Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls.8 The most common are fractures of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.9
Many people who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling.10 This fear may cause them to limit their activities, which leads to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness, and in turn increases their actual risk of falling. You can see more at Centers For Disease Control.
Hospital Care Services
Many seniors when they are in a hospital or rehab clinic may not always get the hands on care that they need. Our caregivers can come assist your senior loved one in the hospital or rehab center to ensure they get the best possible care.
We as agency are giving our first time clients 100 dollars off care services when their bill is 350 Dollars or more. We also price match any credible agencies plus take off an additional 10%. We do not have hourly requirements and we have no long term care contracts.
When you are seeking in home care support there may be some solutions for you. For in home care services long term care insurances will pay. For nurses visits and physical therapy medicare can assist you. Give us a call at 818-447-7595 to see what insurance you have and how it may be possible for you to get care.
Often times because a caregiver may have the experience needed, does not always mean their personalities will match that of our senior clients. We will allow you to meet up to 3 caregivers this way you can decide which caregivers would work best with you. We are all about choices having the comfort you need.