Dating bruises in elderly
Our clinicians create a unique plan that spots environmental hazards, such as poor lighting or unsafe walkways, reviews current medications that may exacerbate the risk of a fall, and assesses an individual's current need for mobility equipment, like wheelchairs or walkers.
We also provide specific recommendations on how to make your loved one safer that may include strength and balance exercises, occupational therapy, the installation of railings or grab bars, or specific services from a home health aide.
There are a variety of medications and supplements that can potentially cause or worsen bruising among senior citizens.
For example, aspirin, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet medications reduce blood's ability to clot, which can make bruising much easier.
If your elderly loved one is experiencing falls or other conditions that may be helped with senior home healthcare, give First Lantic a call at 877-618-3624 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our home health aide services in South Florida.
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One of the simplest ways to prevent bruising is to clean up household clutter and rearrange furniture to reduce the chance of slips, falls, and scrapes.
First Lantic has developed a Fall Prevention Program to lower this risk for elderly patients.
These include type of tissue injured (loose tissue bruises earlier), mechanism of injury, length, duration of force, depth of injury (superficial bruises appear earlier), skin color, health status of the patient, medications (anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, steroids), and age. Color may help determine “early” or “late” bruising, but more precise timing on color alone is simply not accurate.One possible reason for these abnormal bruises is a blood platelet or blood clotting issue – and a doctor may decide to do tests in order to determine if one of these problems is responsible.Additionally, if a senior has no underlying medical reason for the bruising, and they display some of the signs of Alzheimer's or dementia, they may be experiencing falls, scrapes, or stumbles and not remembering them.One study of elderly adults showed that 90% of bruises occurred on the arms and legs.Therefore, if there is bruising on the torso, it could potentially be a sign of a more serious problem.