Osteoporosis Care

Osteoporosis In-Home Care With Safety And Security

Providing care for a loved one with osteoporosis may be overwhelming if you are not prepared for the demands of caregiving. This is where FCP Live-In’s Osteoporosis Care services can help.

For nearly two decades, FCP Live-In has provided quality in-home care for older adults managing osteoporosis and other chronic health conditions. We are a leading in-home agency that customizes our services to meet the specific needs of seniors.

FCP Live-In provides services that include:

Personal Care Services

  • Assistance with bathing, showering, grooming, eating
  • Assistance with mobility
  • Assistance with toileting, incontinence care
  • Medication monitoring

Light Housekeeping Services

  • Preparing nutritious meals
  • Grocery shopping
  • Light dusting, sweeping, vacuuming
  • Cleaning kitchens, bathrooms
  • Laundry
  • Changing linens and making beds
  • Running errands
  • Providing transportation

Companion Services

  • Engage in meaningful conversation
  • Encouraging exercise, as directed by a health care provider
  • Accompany client to recreational activities and social outings
  • Provide companionship and emotional support

At FCP-Live in, we help families who want quality care for their loved one. What’s more, our highly skilled and trained live-in caregivers give older adults a sense of independence and peace of mind to their family members.
To assist us in providing the professional service we are known for is a 24-hour support system for our caregivers and clients.

If you want your loved one to have the best Osteoporosis Services care available, call FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492.

Osteoporosis Results from Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when the body loses too much bone but does not create new bone. The loss of bone mass weakens the bones and places a person at risk for bone fractures, also known as broken bones. The loss of calcium, phosphorus and other minerals over time helps to weaken bones.

Osteoporosis has been called a “silent disease” because people do not realize that their bone mass has been decreasing as they age. Studies show that bone mass in men and women peaks between the ages of 25 to 30 and gradually declines over the years.

While aging is a primary cause for osteoporosis, there are other factors that can cause the disease, such as:

  • Lack of muscle-building exercises
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Certain diseases, such as cancer and kidney disease
  • Certain medicines prescribed for cancer and other illnesses
  • Low levels of estrogen in women
  • Low levels of testosterone in men

Some people have obvious signs of osteoporosis like the “widow’s hump,” where the spine curves over in the upper back and creates a hump.

Older adults generally have more complications with osteoporosis. For seniors who want to continue living independently, an in-home caregiver may be needed. FCP Live-In and its Osteoporosis Care services can help to make quality caregiving possible.

Link: https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/article/55/1/171/1657781

Seniors Face Serious Consequences from Bone Fractures

Compared to the general population, seniors with osteoporosis are more likely to suffer serious and fatal consequences from broken bones. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that older adults with osteoporosis who have a low-trauma fracture (caused by falling from a standing height) increase their risk for death 5 to 10 years after the fracture.

Researchers focused on seniors who had hip, spinal, minor and major fractures. The study also found that the risk of death increased for seniors 75 years old and older who suffered all fractures, except for minor fractures.

While people of all ages are susceptible to falling down and breaking a bone, older adults who suffer bone fractures need immediate treatment and help to prevent future complications.

Seniors dealing with osteoporosis and its consequences can benefit from FCP Live-In’s services. Our dedicated caregivers make it possible for older adults to remain in their homes while recovering from fractures and health problems resulting from osteoporosis.

Link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/183323

Millions of Adults at Risk for Bone Fractures

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) estimates that 10.2 million men and women in the United States have osteoporosis while an estimated 43.4 million have low bone mass, This means that 54 million adults in the United States over 50 years old are at risk for having an osteoporosis fracture, according to NOF.

Osteoporosis is not just a problem in the United States but a health concern around the world. Globally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men 50 years old and older are at risk for bone fractures caused by osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

What is most concerning are spinal and hip fractures, both of which have serious consequences, the IOF reports. A spinal fracture can cause loss of height and intense back pain while a hip fracture may require surgery.

Older adults recovering from surgery or managing other health problems related to osteoporosis may find it difficult to care for themselves. However, professional caregivers can provide personalized in-home care so that seniors can continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their homes.

Link: https://www.nof.org/news/national-osteoporosis-foundation-report-finds-patient-centered-care-is-key-element-in-delivering-high-quality-high-value-treatment/

Link: https://www.iofbonehealth.org/what-is-osteoporosis
In-Home Care an Option for Seniors with Osteoporosis

Although older adults may face complications from osteoporosis and other health challenges, in-home care makes it possible for them to continue living in their homes. A live-in caregiver provides the type of companionship and personal assistance for seniors that busy family members may want to provide but find it difficult to do each day.

If your loved one is having osteoporosis-related problems and you are not able to provide care, you may consider placing your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. A move from a familiar environment may not be the best option for your loved one.

Studies have found that falls are common in nursing facilities. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research, about half of the 1.6 million residents in nursing facilities around the United States fall each year. And, approximately 1 in 3 residents who fall will subsequently fall two or more times a year. Falls place the lives of people with osteoporosis in jeopardy.

FCP Live-In offers an affordable, in-home care alternative to long-term care residential facilities. Through our team of caregivers, we provide one-on-one care so your loved one will not have to wait for his or her turn for care like residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

Link: https://www.ahrq.gov/patient-safety/settings/long-term-care/resource/injuries/fallspx/man1.html

About FCP Live-In And Our Osteoporosis Care Services

We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Osteoporosis Care services since 1997. Our live-in Osteoporosis Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Osteoporosis Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.  

FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.

For more information about our Osteoporosis Care services contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.

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