Cooking in the kitchen, out for a walk in the park, or shopping in the grocery store. All seems like normal activities that we perform with no trouble. But for seniors and elderly, these activities can present hidden dangers, especially in the form of falls. With impaired vision, deteriorating mental or physical functions, or even side effects from medication, older individuals are more prone to falling. Combined with their decrease in bone mass, fracturing a bone is not uncommon among this demographic. Such dangerous falls often result in a fractured hip, and surgery is typically the best treatment for such an issue according to WebMD. For hip fractures, the two types of surgery include internal fixation and total hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement is pretty self-explanatory, where parts or all of the joint is replaced with an artificial part. Internal fixation is where incisions are made, then the broken bones are moved back into place and stabilized with metal pins, screws, rods, or plates.
After surgery, medications are prescribed to the patients to control their pain and to prevent blood clots. It is also advised to move around as soon as possible to help speed up the recovery and reduce the risks of complication. With the help from a physical therapist, the range of motion in the hip will be improved as well as the strength.
Mobility and daily tasks will become an issue after the hip surgery, and A-1 Home Care in Studio City has in home caregivers like Nora Polanco and Glenda Cisneros to offer their skills and expertise in After Surgery Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Parkinson Care, Incontinence Care, Arthritis Care, Cancer Care, and other elderly care services. With home care operations in Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Sherman Oaks, and many more cities in the Los Angeles and Orange County. After thousands of testimonials from our satisfied customers, we have earned the reputation of the leading in home care agency in the Greater Los Angeles area.
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