Abby Services is committed to helping the seniors of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and all of Lee County maintain their independence.
The following are examples of the In-Home Care provided by the professionals Abby Services:
Even with the support of a private In-Home Caregiver, seniors are still at risk for injury. Fortunately, there are steps anyone can take to improve their safety. Step WiseLee has some sobering statistics and practical suggestions to help save lives through fall prevention.
Knowing that falls are so prevalent and dangerous, there are ways to prevent them. Abby Services is proud to be a member of The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition. The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition is leading a community-wide effort to prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths. One of their programs is appropriately named “Step WiseLee.” On the Step WiseLee website, there are links for free resources to help independent seniors lead an injury-free life by avoiding falls.
Exercise is one of the most important ways to lower your chances of falling. It makes you stronger and helps you feel better. Exercises that improve balance and coordination (like Tai Chi) are the most helpful. Lack of exercise leads to weakness and increases your chances of falling.
Have your doctor or pharmacist review all the medicines you take, even over-the-counter medicines. As you get older, the way medicines work in your body can change. Some medicines, or combinations of medicines, can make you sleepy or dizzy and can cause you to fall.
Have your eyes checked by an eye doctor at least once a year. You may be wearing the wrong glasses or have a condition like glaucoma or cataracts that limits your vision. Poor vision can increase your chances of falling.