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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Fall Prevention Tips

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The top reason for traumatic injuries in the elderly are due to falls. Employing some of the following tips can help reduce your risk of a serious injury.

  1. Clean up clutter around your house,
  2. Remove tripping hazards such as loose carpet, rugs, items on the ground, and wires.
  3. Install handrails for bathtubs or showers.
  4. Make the shower and bathtub have a non-slip surface.
  5. Make sure lighting is adequate in all rooms.
  6. Wear shoes, not socks, around the house.
  7. Move carefully when transitioning from laying to standing.

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