Month: October 2016

Helping Seniors Prevent Falls

Now is a great time to take some simple steps to make sure the only things falling this autumn are LEAVES.

Falling is a serious issue for seniors and the chances of falling increase with age. While there are various reasons for falling down (medications or health issues) a lot of falls can be prevented  by planning ahead.

If you must have throw rugs, make sure they are skid-proof.

If you must have throw rugs, make sure they are skid-proof.

1. Look over your medications. Take all your medications (including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicine) to your next doctor’s appointment. By having your doctor review what your are taking, he or she might want to change doses or try a different medication if it makes you dizzy.

2. Make a fall prevention plan with your doctor.  Your healthcare provider may want to check your balance, leg strength, blood pressure and heart rate or may want to examine how you walk and your vision. He or she might have you do strengthening exercises or recommend a cane or a change in shoes.

3. Make your home safe.  There are a number of simple things you can do to minimize the risk of falling at home:

  • Make sure pathways are clear of cord and clutter
  • Remove loose carpets and throw rugs. If you insist on having throw rugs, use rugs with nonskid backing.
  • Make sure your house is well-lit, especially at the top and bottom of stairs or inside and outside the doors to your home.
    Make sure all rooms and hallways are well lit. Add grab bars in the bathroom

    Make sure all rooms and hallways are well lit. Add grab bars in the bathroom

  • Add grab bars near the toilet and bath tub, and use slip-proof mats in tub or shower.
  • Wear firm shoes that aren’t slippery.  Wear non-skid socks.

4.  If you have a fall, talk with your doctor about what might have caused it. Did you trip over something, feel dizzy or lose your balance?  Figuring out what caused the fall can be helpful in avoiding another one.

Falling is very  traumatic for seniors and can have devastating results.  For more information on preventing falls visit

Wearing non-skid socks can help prevent falls.

Wearing non-skid socks can help prevent falls.

Aspen Senior Care is dedicated to improving the lives of seniors in our community! We do this by providing quality in-home care and day center programs, and helping seniors and their families connect with support groups, health services and other resources in the community.  If you are in need of assistance or have any questions, please give us a call at 801-224-5910 or visit our website at

Aspen Helps Seniors Live at Home

Maybe you’ve noticed some of the independent and assisted livings springing up around Utah county. The state of Utah has seen an increase in it’s overall population and although Utah is considered a “young” state, our senior population is growing at a fast pace.

According to a recent report published by The Utah Foundation:

  • It’s estimated that by 2030 seniors in Utah will make up more than 13% of the state’s population.  The majority of these seniors want to stay in their own homes.
  • There are approximately 336,000 caregivers in Utah who provide 90% of the care for seniors. Less than 1% of caregivers use state or local support services.
  • Transportation services for seniors are scarce.


Aspen’s mission is to help seniors in Utah live comfortably and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.  We work hand in hand with family caregivers to provide quality care to seniors who want to stay at home.

Our services include:

  • Caring companionship
  • Help after hospital stay
  • Light housekeeping and meal preparation, laundry, etc.
  • Bathing and hygiene
  • Transportation and errands
  • Hospice care
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia care
  • Medication reminders
  • Respite care for family caregivers
  • Information and referral service

We are licensed, bonded and insured. We hire caregivers with strong family values who are committed to caring for seniors with love, compassion and skill.

Aspen Senior Care also has a transportation program for seniors – Aspen Senior Rides!

It’s convenient and simple – just call our office and schedule rides for any day and  time. We provide door-to-door service in Utah Valley and charge just $25 per ride or errand up to one hour within 5 miles. We can pick up and drop off prescriptions or groceries as needed.

Aspen Senior Care wants to help seniors stay at home as long as they are comfortable and safe.  We understand there’s no place like home and work hard to help our clients remain where they are happiest.

Here at Aspen Senior Care we value each and every one of our clients and their families!  Each client is unique and we design our services to match their needs.   If you are in need of assistance or have any questions about our services please give us a call at 801-224-5910 or visit our website at