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How Serious is a Broken Bone for Seniors?

When a person ages, their bones lose a lot of density and mass, making them brittle and easier to break in a slip and fall accident. Elderly adults are certainly not going to recover as quickly from broken bones as younger adults do, because of age. If an aging loved one has broken a bone, family caregivers may need to hire a senior care provider to help with daily tasks, so the elderly adult can continue to live at home.

Senior Care in Turlock CA: Seniors and Broken Bones

Senior Care in Turlock CA: Seniors and Broken Bones

How Broken Bones Affect Seniors.

When an elderly person breaks a bone, it can lead to several complications beyond the bone itself. Seniors can break any bone, but the most common from slip and fall accidents are the arm, wrist, rib, leg and hip. The trauma to the body can cause a lot of soft tissue damage near the injury site. Other factors, such as poor circulation, may also contribute to slow healing. It can also open the door to infection as well as the need for surgery and the negative effects of anesthesia in seniors.

Struggling with a broken bone and the subsequent recovery time can also harm seniors mentally. The risk of depression and anxiety grows as they face a reduced lifestyle, plus pain and discomfort during recovery. They may reduce their activity levels for fear of breaking another bone, which can lead to reduced health, too. A broken bone can be a life-changing injury for aging adults, and family caregivers need to get help for them.

Senior Care Providers and In-Home Services.

In the weeks and months after an elderly person has suffered with a broken bone, they are going to need a lot of extra care. They will be in a lot of pain and may be taking some pain medication. Depending on where the break is, they won’t be able to do certain tasks on their own, such as getting dressed, housekeeping, preparing meals, or laundry. A senior care provider can help for as long as they are needed.

A senior care provider can help the elderly person with anything they need that is off-limits due to their broken bone. These professionals know how to care for seniors who want to remain at home but are afflicted with some physical health reason. When a family caregiver cannot be with their relative, the senior care provider can take over.

Broken bones can lead to further health complications in seniors, unfortunately, and many seniors struggle with confidence and activity as they recover. Senior care providers are an excellent way for aging adults to have someone with them as they heal both body and spirit.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Turlock, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.

Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE