Hello everybody, I’m Jenny, the President of New Horizons. I’m going to talk about falls today. Falls are one of the main reasons that seniors end up in the emergency room and the hospital. Today I’m going to talk with you about some tips to prevent falls in the home.
Keep a Clean Environment
Keeping the house clean and tidy helps to prevent tripping and hazards in the home. Whether this means picking up items around the house or trying to de-clutter. Keeping the house clear and free of tripping hazards is an easy way to prevent falls.
Install Assistive Devices
High risk spots for a fall tend to be on the stairs or in the bathroom. Installing assistance bars can drastically reduce the risk of falling. These alterations can be relatively simple and affordable to install - such as hand rails in the bathroom, stair railings, and raised toilet seats with assistance bars.
That helps too. Having a well lit home ensures that you can see better and reduces your chances of stumbling in the home. Consider installing night lights, so that you can see no matter the time of day.
Exercising helps to maintain and improve your balance and coordination. Incorporating a daily walk and balance exercises into your daily routine can help keep you in shape and reduce your risk of falls.
I hope you found these tips helpful as you continue to strive for an independent and happy lifestyle. This information is very useful for yourself as well as for helping our dear clients in the home. Don’t forget, if people fall once, they are very likely to fall again. So let's prevent it in the first place and keep everybody safe. Thanks so much, bye bye.