According to the National Institute of Health, around 60% of all falls happen at home. And falls can cause seriour injuries. So if you’re getting up in years (or if you’ll be providing elder care at home), it’s time to take steps to fall-proof your home. Here are some things you can do:

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When an aging loved one requires around-the-clock care, it’s often more responsibility than a typical family can handle. If you’re worried about leaving an aging parent or family member home alone for fear of injury, medication mixup, lonelienss or health failure, Kansas City Home Care is an ideal solution. Our highly trained caregivers are available to help elderly individuals in their homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Have you or a family member broken a limb or had a cosmetic procedure or a minor surgery that will affect you in the short term? Kansas City Home Care can help. We are now offering Short Term Recovery Services to help clients after a procedures and short term setbacks.

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Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home.  Many of them are seriously injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among older adults age 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury or death.  In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized.  Statistics related to death from falls from 2009, show that 20,400 older adults died from unintentional fall injuries.

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Know the Difference Between Hiring Private Caregivers and Using a Home Care Agency

I found this article in the Wall Street Journal and decided to pass it on to all of you. If you are considering hiring home care services, it’s important to know what the family’s legal and financial responsibilities are when it comes to private caregivers. Ultimately, in may be a better option to hire a home care agency.  See link to the Wall Street Journal article below, and as always if you have questions or need help, please visit our website at www.kchomecare.com.

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