Here are some things to keep in mind to help your clients

I have been presenting much information about falls, how to prevent them in seniors and what to do if a senior falls inside or outside of their home, in addition to where to turn to for assistance after a fall. There are some other things you may want to keep in mind and to communicate not only to your clients but to their family members and friends as well.
First and foremost, it is extremely important to communicate that falls are a major cause of injury in aging adults. If a senior does take a fall, it could become a major cause of injury for your client and therefore could spike other issues which could cause deteriorating health but may be an initial sign of deteriorating health to begin with!
It is vital to communicate that eating well and exercise (two of my three-point client plan) can help your client to maintain their strength, in both their bones and their muscles and to help them maintain their sense of balance.
It is imperative to take precautions in and around your client’s home to help them not trip or tumble when carrying on daily activities. It is also critical to ensure that they have a personal alert system or service and that it is functioning properly. With or without you present, this device or service will allow your clients to maintain some semblance of independence and to ease their peace of mind.
When you do this, you are once again displaying that With Age Comes Respect. You are also showing your clients, their family and friends that you are the best person to be that individual’s caretaker – and that is really saying something!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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