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Senior helpers in home elder care of southeast michigan helps local families ″senior safety proof″ their homes

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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal …

Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in Southeast Michigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Harper Woods, Wixom, Harrison Township, Redford, Northville, Pontiac and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit: http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.

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  • 1. Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Southeast Michigan Helps LocalFamilies ″Senior Safety Proof″ Their HomesOne out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year and nearly a third of them will live withdiscomfort from the fall for the rest of their lives. That’s why at Senior Helpers we have highlytrained caregivers who can help spot danger zones in seniors’ homes and help families maketheir homes safer.“Up to 30 percent of those who fall suffer injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas,” saysPeter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. “Those types of injuries not only make ithard for seniors to live independently, but those injuries can sometimes be fatal. Our caregiversare there to provide families with the comfort that someone is watching over their senior lovedone and helping make sure they’re living in a safe environment.”Senior Helpers Caregivers Help Fall-Proof Home By:Safety Proofing the Home: • . . . . . . Remove boxes, newspapers and electrical cords from halls • . . . . . . Move coffee tables, magazine racks and plants stands from high-traffic areas • . . . . . . Help repair loose, wooden floor boards and carpeting right away • . . . . . . Store clothing, dishes , food ,medication and all necessities within reachAdding Safety Devices: • . . . . . . Hand rails for both sides of the bed • . . . . . . Non-slip treads for wooden steps • . . . . . . Raised toilet seat or one with arm rests • . . . . . . Grab bars for shower or tub • . . . . . . Sturdy plastic seat for shower or tub plus hand-held shower nozzleChecking Seniors’ Shoes: • . . . . . . Get rid of high heels, floppy slippers, shoes with slick soles • . . . . . . Have foot size measured each time seniors buy shoes – foot size changes and shoes that are too big can make you fall • . . . . . . Avoid extra-thick solesLighting-Up Living Space: • . . . . . . Place night lights in bedroom, bathroom and hallways • . . . . . . Place lamp near side of bed • . . . . . . Consider switching traditional light switches for glow in the dark switchesExercising Regularly – help seniors with activities that increase leg strength and improvebalance in seniors, such as Tai Chi.
  • 2. Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Southeast Michigan Helps LocalFamilies ″Senior Safety Proof″ Their HomesTaking Seniors For Eye Check-ups – make sure seniors have their eyes checked by a doctor atleast once a year and have their eyeglasses updated as needed. A good tip: consider getting apair with single vision distance lenses for activities such as walking outside.Review Medications – have a doctor or pharmacist review medications/prescriptions to letthem know what may cause side effects, such as dizziness or drowsiness.“When seniors fall, they usually develop a fear of falling, even if they’re not injured,” says Ross.“That fear can easily turn into a senior choosing to limit their physical activity, which in turnincreases their risk of falling again. That’s where our caregivers come in; they help to preventfalls and help seniors cope with fall-related fears they may already have.”Did You Know? • . . . . . . In 2008, 82% of fall deaths were among people 65 and older. • . . . . . . In 2008, more than 19,700 older adults died from unintentional fall injuries. • . . . . . . Fall-related fractures occur more than twice the rate for older women than for older men. • . . . . . . More than 90% of hip fractures are caused by falls. And white women have significantly higher hip fracture rates than black women. • . . . . . . Direct medical costs of falls equaled $28.2 billion last year alone.This story affects all seniors and their families in your area. Help us spread the word about FallPrevention Awareness with our tips to keep seniors safe. We are happy to have our local seniorcare experts show you how to safety proof your home to protect seniors from falling. We canset-up interviews with local senior experts and families.Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo ClinicAbout Senior Helpers:Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in SoutheastMichigan. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace theirindependence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services areprovided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Harper Woods, Wixom, HarrisonTownship, Redford, Northville, Pontiac and surrounding areas, we are an excellent choice withexemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved onescontinued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experiencefor them and you. For more information, please visit: http://seniorhelpers.com/location/2601.