The Season of Fall Risk Prevention
Updated: Dec 12, 2020
Having a fall can lead to serious injury. Being in the season of autumn and with winter quickly approaching, Helping Hands have come up with a list of prevention tips for those considered a “fall risk”.
Keeping yourself mobile to the best of your ability can reduce the risk of falling. It is important to stay physically active for your body to continue doing daily tasks without being in pain.
Wear sensible shoes
Winter is approaching quickly. Slippers are wonderful to combat the cold, however, they pose threats to your balance. Shoes that are fastened to your feet are the safest shoe for fall prevention.
Remove home hazards
Remove boxes, newspapers, electrical cords and phone cords from walkways. Move coffee tables, magazine racks and plant stands from high-traffic areas. Secure loose rugs from your home. Repair loose, wooden floorboards and carpeting right away. Store clothing, dishes, food and other necessities within easy reach. Immediately clean spilled liquids, grease or food. Use non-slip mats in your bathtub or shower. Use a bath seat, which allows you to sit while showering.
Bring light to darker areas in your house, so you can see better while you are walking.
Helping Hands takes pride in assisting our clients with preventing falls by following these tips. Call us today at 308-633-9200