Falls are one of the most common causes of injury in older adults. A fall when you’re older is not like that when you’re young; your muscles are less likely to sustain you, knees can buckle easily, and hip bones can shatter. That is why a fall prevention program is a valuable tool, as it can help to minimize health and mobility risks to those who need it the most. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we offer a range of senior services to help keep your loved one safe. To learn more, please reach out to our team today at 405.451.5572.
Why Is a Fall Prevention Program So Important to You?
Fall prevention for older adults is essential. Those who are older are more likely to need this type of program due to factors such as:
- Limited eyesight, or failing eyesight
- Medications taken
- Weakened bones and joints
- Chronic disease limitations
- A reduction in strength and overall physical fitness
- Healing from surgical procedures takes more time
When the circumstances change, it puts anyone at risk. With a prevention program, it’s less likely that a person will suffer a significant injury from such an event.
Why We Invest in a Fall Prevention Program
Falls can create numerous risks for an older adult. While every situation is different, there are some common risks associated with falls like this:
- It takes a person longer to recover from a fall if they are older due to slowed healing times
- Older adults are more likely to suffer significant injury from a fall requiring surgical repair
- Mobility becomes more difficult after a fall
- Head injuries and broken hips are some of the most common risks from tripping or a fall
- Seniors may struggle to relearn to walk or gain mobility after a fall
- Pain and suffering can continue long term
Our fall prevention program in Oklahoma provides you with the tools and resources possible to stay safe. If your loved one is living in our assisted living community, they’ll learn the ins and outs of these programs before they move in.
We aim to use the best resources to help minimize falls and trips, such as ensuring that a person does not slip on a wet floor or trip over a rug. It also includes providing support when your loved one needs it, such as getting into and out of bed or when toileting. Providing ample support minimizes the risks that you’ll fall at all.
There are technological components to fall prevention as well. These components include using monitors to ensure that those unable to stand or move without support always have that help by their side. More so, if an accident does occur, we want to ensure we know about it and can help at a moment’s notice.
How Can You Access a Fall Prevention Program?
Please don’t wait to reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help your loved one. If you are considering moving your loved one into our community, contact us to learn more about the senior services we offer. Feel free to talk to us about how we incorporate fall prevention in our community and what your loved one can expect in our safe living space.
Learn More When You Call Wickshire Senior Living Norman
When choosing a location to live, it’s always best to know as much as you can about the fall prevention program available to keep your loved one safe. We encourage you to call Wickshire Senior Living Norman to inquire about our policies, resources, and technology. Fall prevention is part of the best level of care possible. Learn more when you call our team at 405.451.5572 or connect with us online.