If your elderly family member has experienced a fall once, she might be shaken up quite a bit. You are probably just as terrified. Even if she doesn’t want to, though, you need to make sure that she sees her doctor right away. There are a variety of reasons for this, but if your senior is resisting the idea, lean heavily on the fact that you want to prevent another occurrence of a fall.
Injuries Might Not Show up Right Away
After a fall, your senior and you might not notice injuries right away. Your senior might have too much adrenaline to notice that something hurts that shouldn’t. It’s always better to err on the side of caution, which means that having her doctor take a look at what’s going on can spot injuries now rather than later.
There Can Be Underlying Health Issues
Sometimes a fall happens because of reasons you haven’t noticed yet. It’s not always something big, either. Your senior might have developed a new health issue that makes falling a much bigger problem for her. Having a visit with your aging family member’s doctor gives you a chance to rule out those issues.
Something Could Have Changed
There are so many other factors that could have changed, too. Medication side effects sometimes build up, which means a medication she’s taken for a long time suddenly makes her dizzy. If her dosages have changed or there’s something else that is slightly different, that can mean a world of difference for your senior’s safety.
The More Information You Have, the Better
The bottom line is that the more information you and your senior have, the easier it’s going to be for you to help her to avoid another fall. Whether she’s injured or not, her doctor can help you to rule out problems that could lead to another fall down the road. Also, since people who fall are twice as likely to fall again, it’s vital that you understand what happened this time around so you can put preventative steps in place.
After a fall you and your senior need to take some more precautions to prevent another. One answer that you might not have considered is hiring senior care providers. Senior care providers can take over tasks that might be overtaxing your senior and they can help with mobility concerns, too. Having someone else around when you can’t be there can help you to feel more at ease as well.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Senior Care Services in Rockville Center NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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