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
- 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
- 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.