Fall Prevention Safety Tips

  • Remove obstacles in the house that could cause
    tripping- everything from small floor rugs to objects on the floor like an over-sized vase or magazine stand.
  1. Install handrails and lights on staircases, with
    light switches at the top and bottom of the stairs.
  1. Install shower and tub grab bars in the
    bathroom, around the toilet and the tub.
  1. Place no-slip mats on the shower floor and
    bathtub.
  1. Paint doorsills with a different, highlighting
    color to avoid tripping.
  1. Put on hip pads if you’re at risk for falls.
  1. Make home lighting brighter, but prevent glare.
  1. Have your vision checked often and regularly.
  1. Ask the doctor to review your medication
    regularly.
  1. Start exercising regularly, especially tai chi
    or yoga to increase flexibility and strengthen muscles and joints.
  1. If you can’t stand comfortably, exercise in a
    chair.

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  • Source:  www.parentgiving.com

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