Each year, 2.8 million elderly people are treated in emergency rooms after experiencing a fall. As much as we at Stander preach “fall prevention” we understand that for most, falling is not a question of if, but rather when. After a hospital stay or emergency room visit, returning home is often a scary and stressful experience for a caregiver. After a fall there will be new limitations and precautions that will need to be taken to ensure the safety and well being of the person who has fallen.
What steps or considerations should you as a caregiver take before returning home after a short or long-term hospital stay after a fall? For a more comprehensive guide on planning and executing a Home Safety Evaluation Assessment, download our guide today.