Age-related issues and chronic conditions can increase the risk of falls for seniors and PWDs at home, leading to hospitalizations and lasting injury. Knowing the common falling hazards at home can help families improve fall prevention and reduce the risk of slips and falls at home. Here are some common falling hazards you may not have known about:
- Improper Footwear
Wearing uncomfortable, bulky, or lose footwear can increase the risk of falls and slips for seniors and PWDs at home. It is important to consider the type of footwear your loved ones wear, what type of material it is made of, and the type of fit. You could also buy geriatric footwear or those specifically designed for seniors and PWDs to help prevent falls at home. We also provide Disability Care to help your loved ones with their mobility at home, reducing the risk of falls.
- Cramp Living Areas
Another common cause of falls at home is cramped living areas. Falls can occur more frequently when there is not enough space for your loved ones to move around freely. Families should make sure there is enough space between furniture and fixtures to help prevent falls, bumps, and slips at home.
- Poor Lighting
Vision problems are a common problem many seniors face, increasing the risk of falls at home. Families can address this by changing lightbulbs often and installing night lights.
We offer personal care services to assist your loved ones with mobility at home. Call No Place Like Home Health Care LLC at 909-970-1924 for more information.
Our caregivers in Chino Hills, California, can also assist with Pet Care, Light Housekeeping, and many more.