Top 3 Fall Risks For Seniors

After the age of 65 the “F” word changes. Falls! A small trip on a rug or even a pet can lead to a serious and devastating fall. A statistic cites, that a person approaching 80 years of age breaks a hip, they have a one in four chance of not surviving. Top three fall risks include ( Risks For Seniors) :

  1. Slipping in the tub.
  2. Tripping over clutter.
  3. Stairs.

It is vital in a Senior’s home, that it can be somewhat “fall” proof. At PSFS, we recommend finding a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) that provides recommendations as to where to put grab bars, cite fall risks and increase overall safety.

As part of our client package, PSFS, offers a Cognitive Enhancement Program, where our Administrator and Speech Language Pathologist will conduct a cognitive screening for the client to stage cognition and offer insight and recommendations to increase overall safety.

This value-added service in combination with our homecare to support a clients’ wants and needs, not only decreases risk of falls but we are also improving the quality of life for our client.

Remember, our consultation is always free. Even if you have questions do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you aging in your home, safely!

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Seizures and Elderly

Seizures or medical term, epilepsy, is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
3 Types of Seizures that can occur in the elderly and their symptoms are as follows :
Simple Partial Seizures
• Jamais vu ( familiar things suddenly become unfamiliar
• Trembling that moves up one side of the body
• Déjà vu
• Out of body experiences
• Sudden shifts in mood
• Unexplained anger or fear
• Disturbed speech
Complex Partial Seizures
• Lip smacking
• Lack of response to others
• Repeated phrases
• Senseless, clumsy movements
• Disrobing
• Being briefly unaware of danger or pain
Generalized Seizures
• Brief staring
• Sudden muscle contractions
• Sudden falls
• Convulsions
Here at PSFS, we gladly will attend all your Dr. appointments and become a liaison for you and your family if they cannot attend. As always, its our family taking care of yours.
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