Kamla Tiwari, a 79-year-old lady, had a fall and sustained a femur fracture because of which she could not walk properly. Rajni Tiwari, the patient’s daughter-in-law recollects how her mother-in-law’s recurrent episodes of falls were a constant source of fear for the family.
In the hope of preventing such traumatic episodes and to provide good care to the patient, the Tiwari household decided to avail professional help and engaged with Life Circle, a home care provider.
Earlier, the patient used to be awake all night and sleep during the day. There was a sea change in her after the home attendant from Life Circle stepped in. Kamla Tiwari is now active during the day and sleeps well at night. Professional home care has proved more effective. The patient is active and there have not been any falls.
Her medical condition had made Kamla aloof and she loathed interaction of any sort her grandchildren included. However, there is a magical transformation in her now. She interacts well with everyone and exudes a feeling of happiness. Rajni smiles and says, “Life has become easy since we engaged with Life Circle, our experience has been excellent”.
About the home attendant
Falls and fall-related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. Fall prevention is a challenge to home attendants and primary caregivers. The economic impact of falls is critical to a family, community and society. A lesson learnt from the case of Kamla Tiwari is how small yet substantial steps in life can bring about remarkable changes in a patient’s health. Falls can be prevented with professional care!!