Both the physical limitations of aging and increasing impact of medical conditions play a decisive role in whether a senior can age successfully at home. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), each year, one out of every three people ages 65 and older will experience a fall, and over two million are treated in emergency departments.
Although the threat of a fall is real, there are several preventative measures that older adults and their caregivers can take to prevent a fall from occurring. Home Care Services for Seniors at Family & children’s Agency (FCA) has partnered with At Home In Darien, who will provide funding, in order to offer free in-home Fall Safety Prevention evaluations to Darien seniors.
A registered nurse or a specialty trained caregiver will come to your home and discuss potential hazards and how you can help prevent a fall.
Upon meeting, the FCA caregiver can also refer you to other services provided by FCA or its partnering agencies to ensure you may remain safe and independent in your own home. Due to the services offered by Home Care Services for Seniors at FCA, 94 percent of older adults did not experience a fall this past year.
Call At Home In Darien, 203.655.2227 for more information about a free in-home Fall Safety Prevention evaluation.