There are many things you and your family can do to reduce fall risks and prevent falls. Sometimes, however, help from professional caregivers can further reduce fall risks and improve safe, independent living at home.
Interim HealthCare's 40 years of experience in looking at many different situations and developing recommendations to enhance living safely and independently at home starts with the In-Home Assessment. This is a comprehensive review of the clients’ diseases and conditions, medications, ability to handle essential activities such as moving around, transportation, meal preparation, bathing and grooming. We also assess the clients’ mental well-being and nutritional status. Finally, we provide a written report and, most importantly, recommendations for reducing the risk of falls and promoting safety and independence at home.
Different people have different needs. And, there are often times when a person's needs change. In most instances, we have the ability to provide a comprehensive range of services either through our own offices or with local partnerships. This makes it easier for the client and provides a continuity of assistance and care.
Sometimes it's just a little bit of help with the activities of everyday life. Interim brings you or a loved one a menu of helpful solutions to the little challenges that jeopardize safety and independence. Professional caregivers help with things such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, shopping, bathing and grooming and other important services. Helping with getting around or bathing, for example, can avoid high fall risk situations.
Sometimes fall risks come from situations that require skilled nursing or therapy services. For example, physical strength, balance and walking problems can be addressed with physical therapy at home. Nurses might help with medication management. The physician might order skilled nursing services when there has been a change in a medical condition or medications. A nurse might be needed to teach self-management skills. Many of these services may be paid for by insurance plans or Medicare.