Fall Prevention Tips For Older Adults

One in every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. Among this age group, falls are the leading cause of injury death according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not all falls are fatal and in 2009, there were over 2 million non-fatal falls.

Regular exercise programs greatly reduce the chances of a fall. It promotes balance, a healthy body, bone and muscle strength and most importantly, brain fitness.

Periodic reviews of medications and eye exams also help to decrease the incidence of falls by reducing dizziness and maximizing vision.

Don’t forget calcium and vitamin D for your diet. Ten minutes a day of sunlight is a great way to boost bone strength.

Our business is making sure the home is safe and there is so much that can be done to promote safety in the home.

Fall Prevention Tips

1. Make sure rugs and appliance cords are tacked down and out of the way of pathways.

2. Clear walkways of tools and other items that may cause a fall.

3. Repair loose steps inside and out and install iron railings near stairways.

4. Add grab bars inside the shower and near the entrance to the shower, next to the toilet, and even near the door leading into the home from the garage. Grab bars are inexpensive yet provide so much safety.

5. Use a cane or walker/rollator.

6. A Handybar or Car Caddie Strap make it easier to get in and out of cars.

7. Raised Toilets reduce stress on arthritic knees and joints.

8. A Super Pole can be used in any room in the house and aids in getting in and out of bed.

9. Stairlifts are a great way to make stairways safer and they can be installed both inside and outside of the home.

10. A couch cane can be used in the living room as well as lift chairs.

A complete home assessment is the best way to find out how YOUR home can be improved. If you’re in the southern California area, give us a call Toll Free at (866) 902-9800 for more information or visit our website at: www.AccessibleConstruction.com

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