7 Things You Can Do to Prevent a Fall

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For someone with limited mobility or medical conditions, falls are no laughing matter. They can lead to serious injury. Here are a few things you can do to help your loved one prevent a fall:

  • Encourage your loved one to wear their hearing aids/glasses.
  • Keep a cane or walker nearby at all times.
  • Have your loved one where non-skid socks or shoes, if possible.
  • Keep the home well lit. Use night-lights when it gets dark.
  • Pick up clutter on the floor to prevent tripping hazards. Repair damaged floors. Put non-skid mats in slippery areas.
  • Check stairs and steps for safety. Make sure handrails are sturdy. Put bright tape at the edge of each step.
  • Help your loved one to the bathroom often. Many people fall trying to reach the bathroom.
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