Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Accidental falls are one of the most dangerous problems facing our senior citizens. 33% of people over the age of 65 will fall at least once in a given year, that number rises to 50% for those over the age of 80. With such high rates of falls among seniors, many choose to bring in additional help into the home. We at Polaris Home Care are committed to preventing falls as much as possible and properly managing falls should they occur. Polaris Home Care caregivers are trained extensively on the proper mechanics and techniques to assist our clients with transportation and assistance with ambulation and exercising.

Falls account for nearly 66% of all injury related hospitalizations for senior citizens. The addition of an in-home caregiver can lower the risk of falls occurring in the first place and can also help with coordinating immediate medical attention lessening the overall risk associated with the fall.

At Polaris Home Care, we understand how much a problem falls are for our clients. In response to this we have developed a number of programs to combat falls, the most popular being the Polaris365 Medical Alert Program. The Polaris365 Medical Alert Program utilizes a state-of-the-art fall prevention pendant that our clients can wear around their necks to detect falls automatically. This pendant can notify up to five emergency contacts should a fall occur, or the wearer could also activate the notification process in the case of any other emergency within the home. This pendant is especially important for our clients’ to have on them when there is not a caregiver present at the time. Getting immediate help after a fall increases the chance of survival by over 80% and dramatically increases the chances of remaining independent.

Polaris Home Care's Services

Personal Care

Bathing, toileting, therapy exercises, dressing, transfers, and all other
personal hygiene related tasks


Your caregiver will become your
friend and natural extension of your

Care Management

Facilitate communication between
all care providers and coordinate
appointments / visits

Household Tasks

Meal planning, cooking, medication
reminders, laundry, light cleaning,
and other necessary chores


Driving to appointments, errands,
activities, and to see friends or

Memory Care

All staff are trained in caring for
people experiencing memory loss
and the best activities and exercises
for them

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