When seniors fall, it can be more costly compared to younger people. It's essential to take preventative steps to help reduce the risk of your caree falling and injuring themselves. We've compiled these in-home safety tips and appropriate senior safety devices to help you go through your caree's home and ensure they aren't at high risk of injury. Use this as a home safety checklist for seniors when walking through the house.
Total hip replacement is a significant surgery that impacts your mobility, comfort, and everyday activities for a substantial period. For the quickest and safest recovery, it's important to follow doctors' instructions and report any unexpected complications/difficulties that you experience.
After hip replacement surgery, most patients stay in the hospital for three to five days before being released. On the day of discharge, immobility is very likely. Recovery from surgery is challenging, but it's notably less enjoyable when you are restricted from many of your everyday activities. It's best to plan ahead and have items in place in your home that will ease your recovery.
Living in their own home is the first choice for 85% of seniors, but safely doing so may require the guidance of a qualified clinician. Conducting a home assessment is the primary tool to help someone remain active and independent in their own home.