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Falls are the greatest cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors. This is because falls frequently result in serious injuries like hip fractures and head damage. At EliteHealth, we understand that educating seniors and their families about the facts concerning falls, as well as the steps that can be taken to assist decrease falls, can help seniors avoid a catastrophic fall.

Read more to learn about the steps you can take to help lower your risk of falling.

 

10 STEPS TO HELP SENIORS PREVENT FALLS

Millions of Americans may protect themselves from the terrible impact of fall-related injuries by learning the facts about falls and fall prevention.
Most falls result in problems with daily activities and can significantly reduce an older person’s quality of life. While falls are a severe problem among the elderly, there are a number of precautions that seniors can take to avoid falling or lessen the risk of harm following a fall.


1) MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DOCTOR.

If you’re having trouble walking, have numbness in your legs or feet, ankle swelling, dizziness, difficulty breathing, feel unsteady, or have fallen in the recent year, see a doctor. These are all symptoms that most people feel in the moments leading up to a fall.

2) BALANCE ACTIVITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

Yoga, tai chi, and other stretch-based workouts that improve balance and muscular coordination have been found to reduce the risk of falling in the elderly. These exercises are not only helpful in strengthening the body against falls, but they are also moderate and simple enough for elderly people to do.

3) ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Consider canes, walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters as assistance aids. All of these items can help to improve stability and prevent sudden falls.

4) CONSISTENT EXERCISE

In senior persons, exercise has been demonstrated to improve leg strength, balance, and prevent falls.

5) MANAGEMENT OF MEDICATION

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs both have the potential to create adverse effects or interactions, such as dizziness or drowsiness, which can increase the risk of a person falling. A drug should be discussed with an older adult’s health care practitioner.
People who take four or more drugs have an increased chance of falling.

6) ADEQUATE FOOTWEAR

Wearing the proper footwear can substantially reduce the likelihood of this occurring. Shoes that are the correct size and have a non-slip grip should be worn by seniors.

7) VISION CHECK-UP 

For older people, vision is a major concern. The simple act of having one’s vision checked every year can significantly reduce the risk of falling. Many falls occur as a result of a senior’s inability to see clearly enough to avoid an obstruction.

8) HOUSE RENOVATIONS
Simple house modifications, such as removing tripping hazards, installing grab bars in the bathroom, enhancing lighting, and installing solid railings along the stairs, can help reduce falls.

9) PERSONAL ASSISTANT SERVICE

A company that specializes in Senior Personal Assistance Services can supply a qualified caregiver to come into the home and assist with daily tasks. A helping hand can often be all that’s required to avoid a serious fall.

10) SUPPLEMENTING WITH VITAMIN D

Vitamin D pills, according to the American Geriatrics Society, are an effective approach to avoid falls and assist elderly people to maintain their balance. Individuals above the age of 60 should take up to 1000 IU each day.

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Restricción de visitantes

Entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Restricción de visitantes: entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Todos los pacientes son examinados en la entrada

Las máscaras son obligatorias mientras se encuentra en nuestras instalaciones. No se permitirá la entrada sin máscara.

Nuestro personal debe usar en todo momento el equipo completo de seguridad incluyendo gafas, máscara y batas protectoras para garantizar su seguridad y la de ellos mismos.

Disponemos de liquido sanitario en la entrada y en toda la instalación, les pedimos a todos que se desinfecten las manos al ingresar a la oficina, de la misma manera, nuestro personal debe desinfectar sus manos antes y después de un encuentro con un paciente.

Detección de síntomas: al llegar a nuestras instalaciones, se proporcionará un cuestionario de salud antes de ingresar con preguntas sobre tos, fiebre y exposición al virus. Nuestro personal también es evaluado diariamente antes de llegar a nuestras instalaciones.

Se toma la temperatura en la puerta antes de ingresar a las instalaciones.

Medidas de seguridad adicionales en nuestras instalaciones

Las áreas comunes como las salas de espera y los baños se higienizan con frecuencia, especialmente las áreas que se tocan con frecuencia.

Los consultorios se desinfectan entre cada paciente y se higienizan a fondo al final del día.

Las salas de espera se han organizado para mantener distanciamiento social, nuestro mobiliario se ha reestructurado para crear el espacio requerido entre los pacientes y hemos colocado marcadores en nuestros muebles y pisos para guiar a nuestros pacientes dónde pararse y sentarse.

Nuestro objetivo es que nuestros pacientes se sientan seguros mientras se encuentran en nuestras instalaciones y reciben la atención excelente y compasiva que merecen sintiéndose seguros.

EliteHealth sigue todas las recomendaciones de seguridad de los CDC (Centros de Control de Enfermedades).

La seguridad de nuestros pacientes es nuestra mayor preocupación y todo lo que hacemos es pensando en usted.

En este momento EliteHealth no está  ofreciendo vacunas Covid-19. En cuanto estén disponibles les informaremos de inmediato.

Presione en el enlace más abajo para obtener información acerca de centros de vacunación y administración de exámenes de COVID-19.

Visitor Restriction

We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

Restricting Visitors-We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

All patients are screened at the entrance.

Masks are mandatory while in our facility, no mask-no entry.

Our Staff is required to wear all safety equipment, googles, mask and protective gowns to ensure yours and their safety.

Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the facility, we ask everyone to sanitize their hands when entering the office, the same way, our staff must sanitize their hands before and after a patient encounter.

Screening for Symptoms- When arriving at our facilities a health questionnaire will be provided before entering with questions about any cough, fever, exposure to the virus. Our staff is also screened daily prior to arriving to our facilities.

Temperature is taken at the door prior to entering the facilities.

Additional Safety Measures in our Facilities.

Common areas such as waiting rooms and restrooms are cleaned often, especially the frequently touched areas.

Exam Rooms are disinfected between each patient and extensively cleaned at the end of the day.

Waiting Rooms have been arranged to maintain social distancing, our furniture has been changed to create the space required between patients and we have placed markers on our furniture and floors to guide our patients where to stand and seat.

We want our patients to feel secure while in our facilities receiving the excellent and compassionate care they deserve while keeping them safe. EliteHealth follows all safety recommendations from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control). Our patient safety is our greatest concern and all we do is with you in mind.

Our facilities are not offering Covid-19 vaccines now, once it become available in any of our facilities, we will inform everyone.

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