As our parents or grandparents age, we might find that a change in their living situation is necessary. The most likely scenario is if mom falls and breaks her hip. This unfortunately is very common.
When clients have mobility issues, a referred caregiver can assist with walking, transfers, range of motion exercises and in assisting the client in being able to get out and about.
Physical activity can often help to improve mood, release stress and increase alertness. Each year millions of adults aged 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. One out of three older adults (those aged 65 or older) falls each year and is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
The caregiver can help ensure that the client is able to move safely about and prevent falls.