Home Health Care in Solana Beach: New Osteoporosis Treatment

Home Health Care Solana Beach Osteoporosis

Women Under Home Health Care in Solana Beach Find More Convenient Bone Fracture Prevention

Doctors expect about half of all women over the age of fifty to experience a bone fracture caused by osteoporosis at some point. That is a very high statistic, especially when you consider just how painful and dangerous a bone fracture can be. Doctors are now announcing a new treatment for osteoporosis, one that should make it much easier for elderly women under home health care in Solana Beach to avoid bone damage.

Doctor-Administered Injections

Most osteoporosis treatments are in the form of pills, which the patient must remember to take according to a strict schedule. Researchers have developed several different forms of injected treatments, but they are relatively inconvenient. One version, for example, must be administered every day, while another requires tests and specialized equipment that not all doctors have access to. The new injection is far more convenient—a doctor can give his patient a shot twice a year, with no additional equipment or tests necessary.

Simpler is Better for Home Health Care in San Diego County

Old age brings an increase in complexity when it comes to prescription drugs. We are all thankful that these miracles of medicine help our loved ones live more comfortably and safely, but it can seem like a part-time job just to keep up with the dosages, schedules, and refills for multiple drugs! Reducing osteoporosis treatment to a simple shot once every six months is one way to make the daily prescription routine a little simpler.

Other Ways to Reduce Bone Damage

Osteoporosis isn’t the only factor that weakens seniors’ bones, but it is a major one. The loss of balance and muscle strength puts seniors at a much higher risk for falling and breaking bones, so family members and home health care in San Diego County must take extra precautions to help them stay safe. Take some time to walk through the house, securing or replacing loose flooring surfaces and moving any furniture that is poorly located. These simple precautions could save your loved one a trip to the emergency room!

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.