Jun 14, 2017 by Robert Myer
Vertigo, or dizziness, affects more than 70% of seniors. It is one of the most common health problems that seniors face. Vertigo in younger people is often caused by an inner ear imbalance; however in seniors there are many other things that can cause vertigo. Heart disease is one of the most common causes of vertigo and infection is another very common cause. Vertigo can also be a side effect of many different medications.
The Dangers Of Vertigo For Seniors
Seniors who are suffering from vertigo have an increased risk of falling. Falling can be a serious danger for your senior loved one because they can severely injure themselves. Seniors who live independently run the risk of falling and not being able to obtain the help they need. Everyday tasks like showering, getting dressed, standing at the sink or the laundry counter can all be dangerous for someone who has vertigo.
Getting out to run errands, shop or visit with friends are also hazardous activities when it comes to vertigo. Seniors who have vertigo should not operate a vehicle in order to prevent the risk of accidents should they experience dizziness while driving. Unfortunately, many seniors with vertigo hesitate to leave the house and connect with friends and family members or enjoy activities that they like to do. Home health care services can be a great solution for your senior loved one living alone. A dedicated home health aide can provide expert support related to personal care, light housekeeping, mobility assistance and much more.
Home health care services will help ensure that your loved one with vertigo isn’t struggling or unsafe at home. An in home caregiver can complete daily chores like washing dishes, vacuuming and doing laundry. They can also make sure that your loved one stays safe while showering and getting dressed, going up and down stairs, or moving around the house. Comfort Keepers of Gulfport, MS can also provide transportation services for your loved one and accompany them while shopping, running errands, or getting out and exercising. Having a caregiver provides you and your senior loved one with peace of mind, knowing they have expert care that allows them to live a fulfilling life independently, even with vertigo.
If you have a senior loved one in Gulfport, MS or in the surrounding areas, that struggles with vertigo contact us to call (601) 620-0872 to learn more about in home care. One of our care coordinators will work with you to create a unique care plan that will make it easier and safer for your loved one to keep their independence and continue living in their own home.
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