While our elderly parents and grandparents have become more independent, some of their functionality and mobility have decreased. While they aren’t ready for round the clock care, you still want to make sure that they are alright and have everything they need.
This puts a strain and a challenge to the the caregiver who also has their own responsibilities with their family. According to the CDC, one of out of five falls for patients over the age of 65 will cause a serious injury like a broken bone or a head injury. Over 250,000 elderly patients a year are hospitalized due to a hip fracture. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, and usually by falling sideways.
NHR helps relieve that burden by first doing a safety check of the home to make sure that there is a reduced risk to them falling and hurting themselves and visiting multiple times during the week to make sure that they are alright and if there is anything that can be be done to help them or the caregiver.