Experts who provide mental health care for Alzheimer’s patients often
recommend assisted living for elderly patients. In addition to the superior
comprehensive care that can be provided by an assisted living center,
an Alzheimer’s nursing home can also ensure that your senior loved
ones are protected from physical injury. Falls are the leading cause of
death and injury among the elderly population, and Alzheimer’s patients
are no exception. Read on to learn more about things that may cause elderly
men and women to fall.
Without continuous care, many elderly patients with degenerative conditions
suffer serious falls due to their physical frailty. As seniors age, they
become less able to exercise regularly. Elderly men and women thus often
have poor muscle tone, low bone mass, and reduced flexibility. These physical
impairments make it more difficult to keep balance, leading to dangerous falls.
Health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease,
Parkinson's disease, and arthritis also cause physical weakness. Alzheimer’s patients
in particular suffer from weakness in the extremities, poor grip strength,
and balance disorders. Cognitive impairment in the form of memory problems
and difficulty communicating if a patient feels unsafe makes Alzheimer’s
With the onset of old age, many people must undergo hip replacements and
other surgeries. These surgeries can leave an elderly person feeling weak
and in pain, making it even more difficult to negotiate steep stairs,
loose carpets, and bathroom areas without continuous care.
Avalon Memory Care has been providing the very best in Alzheimer’s care and memory
care for seniors throughout the DFW area. We take pride in the fact that
our assisted living center looks like no other Alzheimer’s nursing
home. With services like counseling, bedside care, and continuous care,
our providers ensure that your elderly loved one feels comfortable at
all times. If you live in Cedar Park, Garland or Carrollton, call (214)
752-7050 to learn more about our services.