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Safety Tips for Seniors to Prevent a Fall

Safety Tips for Seniors to Prevent a Fall

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It’s important for seniors to be aware of the potential dangers present in the home and prepare accordingly. A fall could lead to serious bodily damage and pain.  It is best to be diligent and prepare your home to eliminate danger of a fall.

 

Here are some safety tips to do in your home:

 

  • Be aware of sudden changes in surfaces such as curbs or ramps that can cause a loss of balance and result in a fall.
  • When walking in the dark, a person's balance can be worse.  Use a nightlight or have a lamp near the bed to improve safety when getting up at night.
  • Install power failure lights to prevent walking in the dark. These simple devices can be installed in electrical outlets and are especially helpful near stairs.
  • One cause of dizziness results from sudden changes in position. Clench your hands and wiggle toes prior to standing will reduce this form of dizziness.
  • Remove throw rugs and damaged floor coverings to eliminate falls.
  • Avoid tripping by removing clutter from all walkways.
  • Keep a phone close by to make it easier to answer the phone.
  • Rearrange furniture to provide a path for ease in walking. It’s best to have a straight walking path, with no furniture to walk around.
  • Avoid use of extension cords by arranging furniture so that outlets are more easily available for lamps and appliances.

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Bathroom Safety

  • Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.
  • Use recommended bath aids, securely installed on the walls of the bath/shower stall and on the sides of the toilet.
  • Use of a tub seat or shower chair along with a handheld shower massage with extra-long cord may help avoid slips.
  • If possible, bathe only when help is available.

 

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Kitchen Safety

  • Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
  • Keep areas well lit.

 

Call Barbara Michaluk, Realtor at 240-506-2434 to discuss how much your home is worth in Leisure World of Maryland or to schedule a tour of the community.

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Phone 240-506-2434

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