The risk of falls and injuries rises as we age. In older adults, the risk of falling is usually related to problems with balance and/or walking problems, the use of multiple medications, dementia, positional low blood pressure, and home hazards.

Your balance may be affected by vision issues, vestibular problems, or changed sensation in your feet. Falls often occur in the bathroom or the dark bedroom at night.

Although it is not possible to completely prevent falls, exercises such as sit-to-stand exercises and balance training that focus on improving balance and building strength can significantly reduce your risk of falling.

Evidence shows that a systematic program of balance/fall prevention helps decrease fall rates of 20% to 50%, including a quick home safety assessment.

Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.