Preventing falls during elder care is a huge challenge for home attendants and familial caregivers.
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.
The Tiwaris wanted to put a stop to such traumatic episodes and provide good care to Kamla. So they decided to avail professional help. They 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 has become 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 most importantly, she 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
Fall-related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced among 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 learned 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!!