A Senior’s Guide to Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly. Falling can result in broken bones, hip fractures, and even head injuries. Worse, it can lead to the emergence of anxiety, fear, and trauma. As a result, having disability care providers look after them and oversee their actions is critical.

If you have elderly loved ones at home, one method to encourage health and independence is to aid them in preventing falls. You may review the following fall prevention guidelines for seniors:

• Get rid of clutter in your home
Always keep your belongings organized and your surroundings neat and tidy. Clutter, particularly bulky and pointy things, should be removed. Place them away from locations frequented by your loved ones, such as the stairs and the restroom.

• Remove any potential tripping hazards
Inspect the rooms and halls for dangerous loose carpets and mats, shaky floorboards, and cracked tiles. Have them repaired or replaced.

• Provide adequate lighting
Overly dark or overly bright lighting can impair your older relatives’ vision. As a result, be certain that adequate illumination is placed. When they wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, place night lights near their bed.

• Install grab bars and handrails
This assistive equipment will provide extra protection for your loved ones while they go up and down the stairs and use the restroom.

• Enhance Bathroom Security
You can improve bathroom safety by adding assistive gadgets. Non-slip mats, handrails, grab bars, and shower chairs are all excellent example