For all caregivers, their primary concern is the health of the person they’re overseeing. Whether that be a relative, a family friend, or an employer – their health is the highest concern. That’s why it’s important to be vigil for traumatic brain injuries in the month of Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness.
As stated in previous posts, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. However, the purpose of this post is not for you to become acquainted with what a TBI is but how to prevent them.
The leading cause of all TBI’s are slips and falls, especially in people over the age of 65. Here are some great tips at reducing that risk.
There are other aspects that lead to TBI’s in seniors. However, when it comes to terms of slipping and falling, there are ways to avoid certain scenarios. Consider using these 3 preventable measures when caring for an elderly loved one!
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