It’s Fall Prevention Month! And, we are highlighting some tips to keep you and your family safe.
Falls can happen to anyone at any age and they can lead to serious complications. However, as we age, our likeliness of falling increases and the injuries from falls can be more serious. Injuries can lead to long-term hospitalization which carries its own risks.
Below are some safety tips to prevent falls.
- Use your assistive devices as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
- Maximize your vision by cleaning your glasses and avoid sunglasses in lowlight areas.
- Turn on entryway lights and add highlights to low light and unlit areas.
- Keep flashlights in bedrooms, bathrooms and in easy access areas.
- Maintain a strong footing by wearing sturdy snippers and shoes.
- Keep pathways clear by moving furniture and items such as books and papers from floors.
- Remove scatter rugs and tape down edges of area rugs.
- Wipe up spills and keep floors dry.
- Have your hearing checked.
- Be checked for vitamin deficiencies.
- Stay hydrated year round.