Is the fear of falling impacting a loved one’s mental health? FREE seminar: Fall Reduction for Older Adults, March 23, 2pm
Every year, 36 million older adults suffer a fall. Along with the physical injuries though, loved ones and caregivers should be alert to signs that someone is struggling with the issue emotionally, including:
- Withdrawing from social activities and events.
- Increased anxiety, depression, or irritability.
- Leaving their home less often.
- When older adults remove themselves from their social connections and routines due to a fear of falling, it can exacerbate mental health concerns if they grow more isolated.
- If you’re concerned about the mental health of a loved one in the wake of a fall, or the fear of one, there are a few initial steps to helping them:
- Meet with a physician to determine their physical risk factors for a fall.
- Meet with a counselor experienced in working with older adults.
- Install safety features in their home like grab bars and non-slip mats.
- Consider a wearable emergency call button.
- Have them fitted for a walker or other assistive device.
Free Webinar on Fall Reduction for Older Adults
Join Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills on Thursday, March 23 at 2 p.m. for a free fall risk webinar hosted by Adrian Cagigas, a certified athletic trainer and expert on fitness for older adults. He will offer expertise on the physical factors that can lead to falls, fitness routines for older adults to help build strength, and advice on fall-proofing the home.
At our community, we offer fitness programming that helps residents build and maintain strength, fall reduction classes, and our apartments include vital safety measures.
To sign up for the free webinar, visit prestigecanhelp.com. For more information, or to schedule a visit, call us at (503) 520-1350, or visit us online at prestigecare.com/BeavertonHills.