Get regular checkups for your vision, hearing, and motor movement. Any problem with those three requires medical attention. Have your doctor review your medication records regularly as you do so. Inform them if any of your medications make you feel lightheaded or dizzy.
It’s important to install proper lighting throughout your home. Pay particular attention to bathrooms and stairs. Make sure that the light switches are working. Put nightlights in the hallway.
Your staircases and decks should have handrails that are securely fixed. Check to ensure that the steps are in good condition and slip-resistant. Broken or rotted stairs must be fixed immediately. Add a strip at the edge of each step in a contrasting color to make it easier to see.
Clutter-Free Floors and Stairs
Make sure that you keep your floors and stairs free of clutter. Avoid using scatter rugs to prevent tripping, especially when there are kids or elderly people around. Footstools and ottomans should be removed from traffic areas as well.
Install Grab-Bars in Bathrooms
Grab-bars should be installed strategically in bathrooms – in the bathtub and shower, or by the toilet. Consider getting a bath seat for extra support while taking a shower sitting down. This minimizes your risk of falling. Rubber mats should be used along the length of your tug. Use a non-skid bath mat beside your tub.
Safety in the Kitchen
You should store items at a convenient height. As much as possible, don’t climb or reach high shelves. Never stand on chairs or stepladders. Floor polish or wax should be avoided to reduce slick floor surfaces and reduce your chances of falling.
Falls can not only cause injuries but can also result in lawsuits if it happens to somebody else in your home. That’s why it’s best to ensure that it’s hazard-free and protected.
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