Falling is a big issue among the elderly, and it is never a nice thing to fall and hurt yourself at any age, but especially when this can cause you serious damage. For this reason, it is important that you read this article carefully and heed the advice that we are about to give you. Mitigating falling risk can be quite useful in preventing accidents, and we are going to give you five ways that you can do this in your home. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Make The Home Safe
The first thing that we are going to suggest is that you go around the home and make sure that it is safe. What we mean by this is that all boxes, newspapers and anything like this that someone can fall over should be moved out of the way. No chairs or handicap scooters should be left out in the middle of the floor. Instead, they should be tucked under a dining room table or out of the way. Keep in mind that most falls tend to happen at home and this is largely due to a person falling over something that was in their way, so try to keep everything fairly minimal if you can.
“Keep in mind that most falls tend to happen at home…”
If there are any broken floorboards, these need to be fixed as soon as possible. A wobbly or damaged floorboard can be a huge hazard for anyone who is walking around the home. Or, if there are any sharp bits sticking out of the wall, any nails or such, these need to be sorted as soon as possible.
If you are getting regular exercise, then your balance and coordination are likely to be a lot better than if you are in a bed all day. As well as this, if you are in bed or sitting down all day, your muscles are going to start to deteriorate, and you need strong muscles to be able to keep your balance. Stiff joints and braille bones are not going to be useful when it comes to avoiding falls, so, for this reason, it is really important that you are up and moving as often as you can without causing yourself any kind of damage.
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