For Immediate Release
Gilbert, Arizona (September 16, 2020) - SYNERGY® HomeCare, a leading national in-home care organization, will recognize National Falls Prevention Month and the coming Falls Prevention Awareness Week with an educational campaign designed to help seniors and their families ensure a safe home environment.
The company and its nearly 165 franchisees serving 343 U.S. markets, are offering a free downloadable Guide for Senior Falls Prevention. The guide includes a variety of suggestions such as securing small throw rugs with a non-slip backing, keeping frequently used items in easily accessible cabinets to avoid the use of a step stool, placing non-slip mats on shower floors and bathtubs and making sure the home is bright enough for our loved ones to easily navigate their home. It also provides insight into how to utilize “benevolent probing” to address the fear and potential of falls with aging adults. The Guide for Senior Fall Prevention can be downloaded here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are the leading cause of injury in adults aged 65 and older, with more than one out of four older people falling each year. Injuries may vary, however a broken hip - one of the most severe fall injuries - causes over 300,000 hospitalizations for people aged 65 and older each year.
Additionally, SYNERGY HomeCare franchisees are offering a free, 13-point home safety assessment while following COVID-19 safety protocol. The assessment includes a checklist of more than 70 items ranging from a review of how our aging loved ones navigate their home environment along with examinations of floors, stairwells, bathrooms, bedrooms and the kitchen. The SYNERGY HomeCare professional will also review a variety of potential emergency procedures. Click here to request a home assessment or visit at SYNERGYHomeCare.com.
“SYNERGY HomeCare and our franchisees take our responsibility of working with aging adults very seriously,” said Charlie Young, CEO of SYNERGY HomeCare. “Providing resources to prevent falls and working to ensure a safe home environment are important and can allow older adults to remain at home, living independently with a
greater quality of life.”
September is known as National Falls Prevention Month, while the week of September 21st is Falls Prevention Awareness Week. Both play off the arrival of fall on September 22nd.
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ABOUT SYNERGY HOMECARE
With over 15 years of brand equity, SYNERGY HomeCare is one of the largest franchisors of in-home care services with approximately 165 franchisees operating in more than 343 franchise locations nationwide. The company provides a range of services including non-medical personal care, companion care, and specialized care for individuals who are physically or developmentally disabled, living with chronic health conditions or recovering from illness or surgery. SYNERGY HomeCare helps their clients achieve the highest quality of life and independence attainable. For more information visit SYNERGYHomecare.com.