Aug 11, 2017 by Samantha Pfeifer
Vertigo, best known as dizziness, is a condition that affects many seniors, with as much as 30 percent of the senior population 65 and older having the condition and this number continues to rise each year. Often times, vertigo is caused from taking prescribed medications, infections, and heart disease. It is important that your loved one receive the proper senior home care services if he or she does suffer from vertigo.
It is no surprise that seniors who experience vertigo will have an increased risk of falls. Balance disorders in the senior community are a major health concern and falls are one of the leading causes of accidental death in seniors aged 65 and older.
While vertigo may seem cut and dry – dizziness – it does not always display the same in all patients. This means that your loved one may experience different symptoms than someone else, so it is important to communicate with your loved one’s assigned senior home care services provider and address any concerns you may have.
Seniors who do live independently and suffer from vertigo are at a higher risk of accidents that can lead to injury. Simple activities can become hazardous such as bending down to tie a shoe, bathing, cooking dinner, or even getting dressed. With the help of senior home care services, your loved one will be able to live as independently as possible, while knowing that help is there should they experience a dizzy spell.
If you want to discuss options for senior home care services for your loved one, now is the time to call Comfort Keepers. We will make sure that your loved one stays safe, as he or she completes their daily routine. Having a caregiver experienced in vertigo on your loved one’s care team can help your parent grow and flourish physically, emotionally, and mentally.
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