It’s been said that most accidents happen at home, and that’s especially true when it comes to elderly people. As people age, their balance, eyesight, and general physical abilities begin to wane making them more prone to accidents at home. Those accidents can also cause more injury to an elderly person than they would to someone younger. And, if the elderly person is alone when an happens, it could be fatal if they don’t get help in time.
So what can you do to help your elderly parents, friends or relatives if they are not yet ready to move out of their home and you still have to go to work every day, leaving them alone for at least eight hours at a time? A great idea is to get them signed up with an senior day care center. At The Senior Social Club, we provide care, compassion, and a community to our members and we give you peace of mind in knowing that your elderly relative or friend is safe from accidents at home.
The Three Most Common Elderly Involved Accidents at Home
If you don’t have elderly day care, your aging relative or friend is going to be susceptible to these common at-home accidents.
- Falls. The most common accidents at home involve falls, which can cause a wide range of injuries from minor lacerations to traumatic brain injuries. One out of every three seniors aged 65 and older experiences at least one fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of both nonfatal and fatal injuries among seniors, and 20 to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries that can cause disability or increase the risk of death. Because we specialize in senior day care, The Senior Social Club offers a safe environment where falls are unlikely to happen.
- Fractures. As people age, their bones become more brittle making elderly people more susceptible to bone fractures than younger people. Older adults are also at risk for osteoporosis, which is a loss of bone density. Thinner bones are easier to fracture than the thicker bones found in younger people. Fractures are most common in the hips, arms and spine and in elderly people can be cause by something as simple as twisting while standing.
- Elevator-related accidents. Most elevator-related accidents are due to a slip, fall, or trip. Unfortunately for seniors, they will find that they can’t avoid elevators in a great many situations such as shopping or even when visiting large healthcare facilities. A senior day care center like ours can help older people avoid as many trips requiring the use of an elevator as possible since we provide food and entertainment for the entire day. In addition, we have a fully equipped physician’s exam room so that your loved one does not have to leave the facility to see any of a variety of healthcare providers such as speech therapists, podiatrists, opticians and more.
Why Use the Senior Social Club Elderly Day Care
By using senior day care at The Senior Social Club, you can get the peace of mind that your loved one is safe while you are at work. In addition, your loved one will broaden their social interactions by making new friendships. They will even benefit from activities that are specially designed to increase their physical and mental abilities.
The Senior Social Club is a 3,700 sq/ft licensed adult day care center in Margate, FL. Our Senior Center is conveniently located directly across from Northwest Medical Center. We offer flexible scheduling and extended hours so that you can attend to your responsibilities knowing that your loved one is in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our club has a spacious living area furnished with comfortable couches and chairs, an activities room, library, a media room equipped with a 70-inch TV and computer station with Internet access, and a café lounge area for socializing. We offer a wide variety of solo and group activities to meet the interests of each of our club members.
We make it our top priority to staff our elderly day care facility with compassionate certified health care professionals that specialize in elder care. All our staff undergo thorough training regarding mental health, abuse and neglect, physical care, medication management, and many more areas that are key to caring for older adults. Each staff member is required to stay up-to-date on all of their continuing education to maintain or improve the high level of care that we require for our clients.
So give us a call today to find out more about your loved one becoming a member at The Senior Social Club!