Seniors come to a point in their lives when they decide that they want to make a change in their housing arrangements. For many seniors, they simply have a home that is just too big for them. Their children are all grown and moved out. The house is too large to take care of. The stairs are getting more difficult to climb each and every day. Downsizing is the next logical step.
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.