Preventing Slips and Falls in the Household
Slips and falls are a safety hazard everywhere, but they are particularly risky at home if you live with a senior loved one. They may have problems with balance and coordination that may make them prone to slipping and falling. As a provider of home care services in Fort Washington, Maryland, we help our clients ensure the safety of their homes.
Here are some tips we recommend:
- Clean out the clutter
Having walkways cluttered with cords, pet toys, stacks of magazines, and other clutter can make it easier for people to trip and fall.
- Keep areas well-lit
Keep your walkways and stairways well-lit and have light switches accessible for nighttime trips to the bathroom.
- Provide handrails
Having handrails by the stairs or in slippery areas such as beside the toilet or bathtub can help those that are less steady on their feet.
- Get rid of loose rugs
Make sure your throw rugs are secured to your floor or you may want to get rid of them.
- Have your broken or loose floorboards fixed
Floorboards that jut out can be tripping hazards especially when they are near stairways
Are you in need of senior care in Charles County to care for your senior loved one at home? We at Kandydina, Inc. provide quality and compassionate home care.
We offer a wide range of services including companionship, homemaking, personal care, respite care, and non-medical home care in PG County.