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Ward Off Dog Attacks with Companion Care

Professional Nurse for Senior

Taking a leisurely stroll around the block is often recommended for seniors for health benefits. But who plans to get bitten by a ferocious dog while out and about with a friend or companion? As dogs become increasingly popular with families and especially the elderly, the number of dog attacks has also increased in the last two years. Every year, approximately 4.5 million people get attacked, and in 2012, more than 25,000 victims had to undergo reconstructive surgery to remedy the wound.

For adults and children, reconstructive surgery is an extreme resort but they recover pretty quickly. Reconstructive surgery for the elderly, however, may produce complications if the senior already suffers from other health problems, like arthritis, high blood pressure, heart problems, or hemorrhaging.

Dog attacks don’t always have to happen when you go on a stroll. It can happen in your own home, too. Last week, a 79-year-old senior was attacked by three dogs in her own yard while she was gardening in her Henderson County home in North Carolina. Dragged and mauled into her neighbor’s property a few yards away, the elderly lady could not grab her cell phone on time to contact anybody.

Do you know if your elderly loved one lives near neighbors with dogs? Before you encourage your parent or grandparent to go on their next leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, check for warning signs. Hire an extra set of hands and feet from a home care agency so that your aging loved one won’t have to be alone. Even if it’s for a few hours a day or 24 hours a day, A-1 Home Care provides assistance for seniors who may be at risk for heart attacks from dog attacks.

You can find out more about the exceptional after surgery care options available throughout areas of Southern California when you contact us today at 562-929-8400, 949-650-3800 and 877-929-8499.

We will be glad to be of any assistance.

A-1 Home Care also serves nearby communities around LA county, San Gabriel Valley and OC.