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Preventing Falls - Tips for Senior Home Care

Since slips and falls are a major source of injuries, it is necessary to prevent them within the home. Strategic planning and appropriate adjustments can significantly lower these risks. Here are some tips for making your home safer.

Preventing Falls - Tips for Senior Home Care



9 Tips for Preventing Falls

Improved Lighting

Make sure that every room, hallway, and stairwell has good lighting to enhance visibility and avoid falling over non-seen objects.

Electricity Security

Keep the number of devices connected to each electrical outlet to a minimum and make sure that electrical cords are firmly tucked under or behind furniture to avoid tripping, which is a major reason for accidents at home.

Safety of Carpets and Rugs

To avoid slipping, place non-skid pads under rugs, particularly in high-traffic areas. Select a low-pile carpet to make it easier for walkers to walk on it. Be careful for loose or worn rugs that could trip someone.

Robust Guardrails

Handrails give extra safety and support to staircases, preventing people from falling down the steps.

Safe Grab Handles

Install hold bars by the toilet, in the shower, and in bathtubs to stop people from slipping and falling on wet surfaces. For added safety, pair these with non-skid bath mats.

Devices for Emergency Alerts

If you live alone, you should think about getting an alert gadget so you may contact for help in the event of a fall.

Organizing Furniture

Make sure there are clear walking routes, with careful furniture placement. This improves movement and lowers the possibility of tripping over misplaced furniture.

Avoiding Slips and Falls in the Kitchen

A popular place for falls is the kitchen because of spills, clutter, and heavy foot traffic. Here are some tips for avoiding falls and slips in the kitchen:

  • Flooring: Clean up spills right once to avoid slick areas. Anti-slip matting should be used in damp locations.
  • Clutter-Free Zones: Remove anything that could trip someone, including storage bins or pet dishes, from the kitchen floor.
  • Safe Storage: To reduce the need to reach high or bend low, which can cause balance problems, keep commonly used objects at waist level.
  • Footwear: When cleaning or cooking, put on non-slip shoes to maintain a solid grip on the floor and lower your risk of slipping.
  • Space: Enough space should be kept between counters and appliances so that people can walk around them without running into cabinets or furniture.
You may considerably lower the dangers by establishing a home safety checklist that includes these listed guidelines.

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  • Planning and managing all the aspects of the moving process.

Click here for comprehensive fall prevention guidelines from the CDC as well as additional helpful advice, such as how to stop slips and falls in the kitchen. 

By putting these precautions in place, you can lower the risk of harm from falls in the house while also maintaining your freedom and quality of life and making your living area safer and more comfortable.

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Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

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