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Home Care Tips On Fall Prevention

Nov 10, 2017 by Shannon Meller

When it comes to providing home care for a senior family member or loved one, chances are you have heard a thing or two about fall prevention. This is one of the biggest hot topics in the senior community. However, a shockingly low amount of senior caregivers actually fall-proof their home.

This is something that often gets overlooked, but it also something that is extremely important to the overall safety and wellbeing of any senior living in a home. With this in mind, it is important to make fall prevention part of your home care regimen when looking after a senior loved one. The more you can do to prevent falls from happening in the home, the better off your loved one will be and these are some of the best ways to make sure falls aren’t happening in your home.

  • Make sure all throw rugs are secured to the floor
  • Remove any cords or other potentially dangerous items your loved one could trip and fall on
  • Pay close attention to the bathroom, this is the number one area of the home where falls occur
  • Install safety rails in the bathrooms of the home and non-slip matts in the shower
  • Make sure all steps, even stairs that only have a few steps have railings on them for extra support
  • Keep everyday items within reach, so seniors don’t fall trying to reach something up high
  • Look out for slippery flooring in the home that may accidentally cause falls
  • Remove clutter from the home and create a clear path throughout the house for seniors to travel along

Keep these fall prevention tips in mind. It only takes one fall for your loved one to end up in the hospital or seriously hurt. Tips like this may seem rather small, but they can go a long way in helping your loved stay safe in their home while receiving home care.

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