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Traumatic brain injuries including concussions are responsible for approximately 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. It is a common misconception that only athletes get concussions. In your role as a family caregiver, it is important to realize that elderly adults can and do experience these traumatic brain injuries as well. In fact, seniors over the age of 75 experience the highest numbers of traumatic brain injuries each year among the population.
Concussions are usually mild, but some can be very serious and have lasting consequences for your aging parent. Helping them at to prevent injuries and accidents dramatically reduces their risk of experiencing a concussion, and can protect their health, well-being, and quality of life as they age in place.
Some of the ways you can help your parent prevent concussions include:
The highly customizable nature of the services of a home care services provider mean both your aging parent and you as their family caregiver can feel absolutely confident they will get what they need, when they need it. Your senior is an individual. Even if they are experiencing the same health problems and challenges as another older adult, they are still on their own personal journey, and deserve the respect and support that is right for them.
This means a customized schedule to ensure they have the ongoing care and companionship they need, respectful, dignified care, and encouragement to stay as independent as possible, and continue pursuing a lifestyle that is active, fulfilling, and filled with the types of activities they love. Through this level of support, the home care services provider will help your parent to stay safe and healthy as they age in place.