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Slip and Fall Prevention

Good tips to help keep you safe.

 

As you may know, half of all slips and falls happen at home. Most happen while performing everyday activities - reaching for objects overhead, climbing on a step stool, or walking down the stairs - and if you have kids, then this list grows exponentially. In addition, it is estimated that one in three adults over the age of 65 will have a slip or fall every year and these can lead to injuries like head trauma or bone fractures.

 

Here is a list of some things you can consider doing in your home; things to look out for. Some minor repairs or upgrades could help minimize an injury from a slip or fall or could prevent it from happening at all.

 

All rooms

  • Install carpet with short, dense pile.
  • Secure rugs with double-sided carpet tape and make thresholds even.
  • Make sure electrical and extension cords are out of the way.
  • Keep exits and hallways open.
  • Provide bright, evenly distributed light.
  • Use lampshades that reduce glare.
  • Make sure light switches and electrical outlets are easy to reach.
  • Use night-lights.

 

Kitchen & Bathrooms

  • Get sturdy step stools - preferably with handrails - to reach upper shelves.
  • Avoid using floor wax.
  • Use rubber bathmats or strips in bathtubs and showers.
  • Install at least two grab bars in the bath.
  • Secure bathroom rugs to the floor.
  • Use raised toilet seats and/or install handrails near the toilet.

 

Exterior

  • Be sure there is adequate lighting to get safely in and out of the house.
  • Install handrails along any flight of outdoor steps.
  • Buy sand or salt for icy walkways.
  • Keep steps, sidewalks, decks & porches clear of newspapers, sticks, rocks, wet leaves & other debris.
  • Repair broken or uneven pavement on walkways and driveways.
  • Remove shrub or tree roots sticking out of the ground.

 

 

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Slip and Fall Prevention

Good tips to help keep you safe.

 

As you may know half of all slips and falls happen at home. Most happen while performing everyday activities - reaching for objects overhead, climbing on a step stool or walking down the stairs - and if you have kids, then this list grows exponentially. In addition, it is estimated that one in three adults over the age of 65 will have a slip or fall every year and these can lead to injuries like head trauma or bone fractures.

 

 

Here is a list of some things you can consider doing in your home; things to look out for. Some minor repairs or upgrades could help minimize an injury from a slip or fall or could prevent it from happening at all.

 

All rooms

  • Install carpet with short, dense pile.
  • Secure rugs with double-sided carpet tape and make thresholds even.
  • Make sure electrical and extension cords are out of the way.
  • Keep exits and hallways open.
  • Provide bright, evenly distributed light.
  • Use lampshades that reduce glare.
  • Make sure light switches and electrical outlets are easy to reach.
  • Use night-lights.

 

Kitchen & Bathrooms

  • Get sturdy step stools - preferably with handrails - to reach upper shelves.
  • Avoid using floor wax.
  • Use rubber bathmats or strips in bathtubs and showers.
  • Install at least two grab bars in the bath.
  • Secure bathroom rugs to the floor.
  • Use raised toilet seats and/or install handrails near the toilet.

 

Exterior

  • Be sure there is adequate lighting to get safely in and out of the house.
  • Install handrails along any flight of outdoor steps.
  • Buy sand or salt for icy walkways.
  • Keep steps, sidewalks, decks & porches clear of newspapers, sticks, rocks, wet leaves & other debris.
  • Repair broken or uneven pavement on walkways and driveways.
  • Remove shrub or tree roots sticking out of the ground.

 

 

Come check out our Facebook page and see what's happening with Lacamas Medical Group. There are many ways to get in contact with us at Lacamas Medical Group. Lacamas Medical Group is on Google maps.