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Senior Fall Prevention at Buckner Retirement Communities

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The last thing a senior adult needs is to get seriously injured in a fall and end up with even less mobility than they had before. For older people, falls can be the start of even more serious health problems and can lead to long-term disability. It is a good idea to learn more about senior fall prevention to understand why senior living communities provide so many benefits in this area.

We are committed to senior safety at Buckner Retirement Services, and all of our senior living communities are founded on the Buckner Core Principle of security. We offer senior living options for those who are just starting their retirement years, as well as high-quality care for those who need more extensive care. You can call us at 855.931.5688 if you are interested in one of our communities.

What Is the Importance of Senior Fall Prevention?

Fall prevention is an important aspect of care for seniors and older adults. Falls are the leading cause of injury in senior adults, accounting for approximately one-third of all deaths due to injuries among seniors. One of the major causes of falls for seniors is poor balance. As people age, muscles and joints naturally weaken, making it difficult to maintain balance. This can make activities like walking or climbing stairs much more treacherous than they used to be. Additionally, many medications prescribed to senior adults can cause dizziness or drowsiness that further contributes to instability.

With an aging population, the number of falls will likely increase in the coming years, making it even more important to focus on fall prevention. Not only can falls be dangerous, but they can also lead to a decrease in quality of life due to limited activity levels. Falls can also increase the risk of depression and anxiety in seniors who fear further falls. In addition to the physical damage caused by falls, they can also be financially costly due to medical bills associated with treating fall-related injuries.

Fall Prevention for Seniors at Buckner

So that seniors can be safe and comfortable living out their golden years, it can be helpful for them to live in an environment with safety features to prevent accidents. Additionally, having on-site staff who can respond quickly in case of any emergency can add another layer of security.

Senior living communities such as Buckner provide numerous benefits for both residents and their families. Increased safety is one of the biggest benefits. Senior fall prevention is a top priority for all staff at every Buckner community, and we endeavor to provide a safe environment at all times.

A senior living community can take extra precautions to ensure the residents’ safety and prevent falls from occurring. Some of the main steps that can be helpful can include:

  • Providing adequate lighting in all areas
  • Installing handrails along staircases and other areas where balance may be an issue
  • Non-skid strips on stairs and other slippery surfaces

Other proactive measures that a senior living community can take include offering exercise classes or physical therapy sessions specifically designed for elderly residents. At the end of the day, preventing fall-related accidents in senior living communities requires a combination of thoughtful design elements as well as lifestyle changes aimed at helping elderly residents stay healthy and mobile. With proper planning and care, a senior care community can do much more than simply provide housing. It can also create a safe environment where seniors feel secure enough to live life without fear of an unexpected fall.

Turn to Buckner Retirement Services for Senior Living Services

At Buckner Retirement Services, the safety and comfort of our residents are our top priorities. We constantly work to maintain and improve our facilities so that we can minimize the risk of falls. We also offer physical therapy and occupational therapy to help improve our residents’ day-to-day mobility so that they can be as independent as possible. Aside from that, we offer a number of other programs to enrich senior adults’ lives:

  • Educational programs
  • Nutrition education/counseling
  • Group outings
  • Arts and crafts

Transitioning to a senior living community can be a big change for a senior adult, and making them feel safe is one of the keys to keeping them happy. Please contact us at 855.931.5688 to find out more about how seriously we take senior safety at Buckner Retirement Services.