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Senior Home Care Services of Sarasota – Home Safety Assessment

Senior Home Safety Assessment

About Our Senior Home Safety Assessment:

Home accidents are a leading source of elderly injuries and can result in death. Seniors, whose bones are often less dense and more brittle are especially vulnerable to severe injuries from home accidents. As we age, our senses of sight, touch, hearing, and smell have a tendency to decline. Our physical abilities are reduced and we experience a slowing of reaction time. As a result, we simply cannot respond to environmental hazards as rapidly as we could when we were younger. These normal changes in perception and physical ability allow for seemingly innocent details, even such as carpet wrinkles, to pose immediate danger to the health and wellbeing of your loved one.

Our complimentary Senior Home Safety Assessment allows us to address the immediate dangers facing your aging loved one in-home. This service is completely free – it is our honor and privilege to help improve the at-home safety of your elderly family member.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older experiences an unintentional fall, and in many cases these falls are life-threatening. The good news is that the risk of falling in-home is largely preventable – and Care Providers at Home has the knowledge and experience to help!

Senior Home Safety Assessment – Statistics & Awareness

Many families are simply unaware as to the importance of home safety in regards to the elderly. It’s a tragedy to be made aware only after a fall occurs – especially if the fall is preventable, such as a slip in the shower due to the lack of a grab bar. First and foremost, we want our clients to understand why changes may be necessary, and also why we feel so emphatic about providing this service for free:

  • Among adults 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury death.
  • In 2009, about 22,400 seniors died from unintentional fall injuries, and the death rate is rising.
  • In 2010, over 662,000 senior patients were hospitalized due to fall, resulting in a direct medical cost of $30 billion.
  • 95% of hip fractures are results of unintentional falls.
  • Many people who fall, even if not severely injured, develop a strong fear of falling. This fear commonly causes them to limit their activities, which ultimately leads to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness.

But tripping hazards are only a small part of our Home Safety Assessment service. The service is comprehensive and spans everything from fire alarms and escape plans, to security and emergency contact procedures. While we can’t guarantee your loved one will never be injured or at rick in their home, we can guarantee we’ve reduced the risk significantly – and this is something we always feel good about!

Our Senior Home Safety Assessment Checklist was carefully and thoroughly developed, cross referencing safety suggestions and recommendation from a wide array of governmental and private duty organizations.

When potential dangers are identified we will report the dangers to our client and their families along with our suggested solutions. For family members afar, we are happy to assist with the hiring of a trusted contractor to implement the necessary safety changes – relieving you of the burden and uncertainty of allowing a stranger to enter your loved one’s home without you there.

Schedule Your Free Senior Home Safety Assessment Today!

Care Providers at Home is proudly family owned and operated in Sarasota, Florida!  (941)  685-3838