According to the website, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000360.htm, put out by the NIH or National Institute of Health, Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile, more likely to fracture. Many times this is because of bone density loss. Bone density is a measurement of calcium and minerals contained in the bone.
So, as caregivers, we want to know why something is happening to our clients the way that it is. The reason for Osteoporosis could be because a lack of dairy or other nutrients in the diet (as we covered earlier).
Did you realize that this disease is the most common type of bone disease? Don’t worry, many are unaware, but it is important to note this for your client’s sake.
By realizing how severely this could affect your clients, especially the female clients, you can help to prevent situations from occurring by knowing how and what to feed your clients, what type and how much exercise to help them do and ways to prevent falls, etcetera inside their homes. Everything you do to keep them safe from harm and show them that you realize that With Age Comes Respect.
By continuing to research just what it is that can help your clients be healthy and stay healthy means that you are truly committed to them and to the job at hand. Keep up the good work!