Program to help prevent falls, injuries in senior population
FirstLight HomeCare, a provider of quality, affordable, non‑medical in-home care for adults, has launched Spring Assist, a program to prevent seniors from falling by offering to change smoke detectors batteries for free this spring.
Twice a year we are encouraged to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are typically located on the ceiling or high on the wall. Their location presents a fall hazard for the elderly.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three older adults suffers a fall each year. Among this same group, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
“We are committed to helping seniors maintain their quality of life while remaining where they want to be – in their own homes,” said FirstLight HomeCare owner Sarah Lane. “As we age, some routine tasks become more difficult. We look at Spring Assist as an opportunity to help seniors by reducing their fall risk while keeping up with basic housekeeping such as changing the smoke detector batteries.”
Spring Assist is open to the first 100 requests for seniors age 65 and over.
To register for the program, please call FirstLight HomeCare at 360-489-1621 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to light housekeeping such as changing smoke detector batteries, FirstLight HomeCare services include bathing and hygiene, walking and mobility assistance, continence and toileting assistance and live-in services. FirstLight HomeCare offers complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and others in need of assistance.
About FirstLight HomeCare
FirstLight HomeCare creates a new standard in non-medical, in-home care for seniors, new mothers, adults with disabilities and those recovering from illness, injury or surgery. FirstLight HomeCare’s leadership team offers more than 90 years of collective senior care experience and innovation to establish an emerging market leader in a fast-growing industry. FirstLight HomeCare has awarded more than 120 franchises across the country, which benefit from the industry’s leading, best-in-class franchise support. Follow company news on Twitter and Google Plus.