According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are easily the leading cause for both fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults. What causes these falls? As we age, our muscles weaken, our reflexes get slower and we have pain where there wasn’t pain before.
All of these common symptoms of aging lead to falls. In honor of Fall Prevention Awareness Day, CarePro Health Services is talking about home medical products that could prevent serious injury for your loved one.
- Bathroom Safety Products – Surprisingly, the bathroom is actually the most common room in the house for a fall to occur. To keep individuals safe in the bathroom, install grab bars, a hand shower, tub grips and even a raised toilet seat for less bending and muscle strain.
- Pain Management Products – A leading cause of falls in older adults is chronic pain in the back, hands or feet. Treat pain and prevent further injury by using products such as the LaserTouchOne micro-current pain relief device or the Omni Massage Roller which diffuses knots and makes deep tissue massage pain-free.
- Mobility Aids – Many older adults fall because they don’t have the proper mobility aid. Canes and walkers are a great solution for those who can get around easily, but may occasionally need a stabilizer.
At CarePro, older adults make up a large portion of the community we serve. We spend a great deal of our resources researching the best products to carry to keep our aging loved ones safe as well as provide proper training to our loved ones and their families on how to use these fall prevention products.
Visit a CarePro location near you to see firsthand how home medical equipment could keep you or your loved one safe in the home today and don’t forget to take advantage of our September special for 20% OFF ALL Home Medical Cash Sale Products!