Mar 28, 2017 by Chris Gamble
No one likes to be in the hospital, especially seniors. It is true that hospitals save lives, but frequent stays can be sign of declining health. And no one wants to see their senior loved one in a hospital. Preventing hospitalization can go a long way in improving a senior’s health in general. Many times, hospitalizations can be prevented with the proper care. In fact, nearly half of senior hospitalizations can be prevented by taking certain precautions.
Get Regular Checkups
Visiting a doctor regularly is an important part of staying healthy. Not only is getting checkups vital, actually taking the doctor’s advice is even more important. In home care services will support your loved one when they need to follow specific orders from their doctor, and arrange transportation to and from the office if necessary.
Take Notice of Symptoms
Seniors get aches and pains as they age, so they are quite common to a certain extent. However, pain that does not diminish after an injury, or continuous aches can be a sign of something more serious. Encourage your loved one to take notice of symptoms and how they are feeling; our expert home care providers can support and encourage your senior loved one with keeping a health journal.
Being active (both physically and mentally) can make a huge difference in preventing hospitalization for your senior loved one. Doing activities that they enjoy both inside and outdoors, will help them to stay fit and maintain a sharp mind.
Prevent Falls & Accidents
Accidents and falls can debilitate a senior, so prevention is key to their health and wellbeing. When you rely on our in home care services in Orange, CA, you can be sure that our dedicated caregivers will assist your loved one with mobility and transportation in order to prevent falls.
A healthy diet is important for more than just physical health aspects. Eating healthy leads to improved emotional health in seniors as well. When you eat healthy, you just feel good. And the same is true for your senior loved on.
Engage in Social Interactions & Hobbies
It’s a fact that seniors who have hobbies and attend social events are happier, more stimulated, and mentally sharp. They can make new friends and be engaged in conversations. Social interaction prevents loneliness, which can have a negative impact on your loved one’s health.
Learn more about the personalized in home care services available from Comfort Keepers of Orange, CA. Contact us or call 714) 450-6494 to schedule a free in-home consultation, today.
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