For people 65 years or older, the leading cause of death from injury is falls.
For an elderly person, the most common form of injury from a fall is a broken hip.
High or Low Blood Pressure can cause dizziness, especially when a person gets up from a bed or chair.
The most common place for falls resulting in serious injury is the stairs.
Emergency response systems are not appropriate for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia because he or she may forget how to use the alarm.
An in-home caregiver is a great option to help in the prevention of falls. Especially for seniors with Alzheimers and Dementia who will not be able to use an Emergency Response System.
Kurt Hjelle, PT
Safe at Home Healthcare, Inc.