Of surgeries performed in America, nearly 20% of those patients are seniors over the age of 65. Due to age, surgery can come with an increased risk of complications both during and after the procedure. There are many reasons for the increased risk. Aside from senior’s bodies being more delicate due to age, seniors can be sensitive to the drugs used during surgery, such as anesthesia. The same amount of drug that is traditionally used for every patient can have a varying effect on the elderly.
For seniors, a fall can be detrimental to your health. Bones are more fragile and likely to break. Your health is sensitive and any fall can cause severe internal damage. It is important to practice behavior that can prevent a fall. Follow these 7 steps to make your home safer and low risk for falling.
Many seniors choose to live at home as opposed to living in a nursing home or other type of care facility. Adapting to a new home environment can be difficult for seniors. They feel more content living in the comfort of their own home.