Fall Prevention for Seniors

When a senior experiences a fall, the aftermath can be quite devastating. The injuries can be fatal, and the medical expenses can take their toll. As dangerous as a fall can be, luckily there are ways to lower the risk and prevent it from happening. Visiting Angels Barrington, a senior home care provider, shares some details.

To lower the risk of a fall from occurring at home, it’s recommended to:

  • Move objects that are obstructive – bathmats and throw rugs can be especially dangerous, so be mindful.
  • Address slippery, worrisome or broken items in your home.
  • Install proper lighting, especially near staircases.
  • Install handrails – especially near all stairs.
  • Install grab bars in the bathrooms – particularly near the bathtub and the toilet.

Being mindful of our surroundings and taking the necessary precautions will help in reducing the risk of a fall. If you want to learn more, you can read the full article here: https://www.visitingangels.com/barrington/step-up-your-safety-routine-this-fall-weekly-message_3638