Falls Prevention

  • Avoid clutters, small furniture, loose electrical wires, and anything else that might cause someone to fall. 
  • Arrange or remove extra furniture so there is proper space for walking.
  • There should not be any bumps on the floor to avoid falls. 
  • Avoid using carpets as they may increase the chances of falls
  • Avoid spillage of water on the floor or wipe up the water or any other fluid from the floor.
  • Stairs are a risky area for falling. Hand rails must be installed on both sides of the stairs. 
  • Use non-skid mats in the bath and shower 
  • While walking the person should be wearing proper fitted shoes or non-slippery chappals. 
  • Install grab bars in the shower and near the toilet
  • Provide adequate lighting in every room and stairway while walking inside or outside the home to avoid falls.
  • Place nightlights in kitchen, bathroom and stairs. 
  • Keep thing handy or close to the person, like the food or clothing such that the older person won’t be using a stool or ladder to take out the things. 
  • If the person is not able to walk properly, provide them with assistive devices used for walking such as cane or a walker. 

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