How to Reduce Fall Risks in Homes with Elderly
The risk of falling is a serious concern for seniors and their family members. Being at home does not mean that you are exempt from the dangers of falling. Many seniors who live at home are more susceptible to falling because the environment is not as safe as it needs to be.
If you are worried about a loved one’s stability, follow these three helpful tips.
Incorporate Support Beams to Stairs & Walls
It is common for seniors to experience a loss of balance when they are climbing up or down stairs. Adding support beams to the stairs and walls will help to provide some stability and reduce the risk of falls.
Add Non-Slip Mats to the Shower
Another way to reduce the risk of falls is to add non-slip mats to the shower. The shower floor is a dangerous area without any support, and a slip can result in seniors seriously hurting themselves.
Clean the Walkways
If you are concerned about fall hazards, it is critical to keep the walkways clean and free of clutter. If there are any small objects on the floor, seniors can easily trip over them. Be sure to sweep and mop the floor regularly to avoid any accidents.
Work with an At Home Care Professional
Our professionals are trained to help seniors with their daily activities and can provide a high level of care. We can help reduce the risk of falls by providing support and assistance with daily tasks and activities. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Care At Home Services provides private-pay care allowing your, or your loved one, to maintain your independence in the comfort of your home.