Risk Factors Prevention
  • Poor lighting
  • Electrical cords across the floor
  • Beds/chairs that don't suppoort safe egress
  • Obstacles in pathways
  • Sliding throw rugs
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Ensure a light is within easy arm’s reach of the bed, and use nightlights to illuminate the path from the bed to the bathroom
  • Avoid rearranging bedroom furniture so people with limited vision do not stumble over objects and fall
  • Provide bright light making it easier to avoid obstacles and furnishings
  • Rearrange lights and electronics along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter so paths are wide, straight and clear
  • Remove throw rugs from pathways or secure them with non-slip backing
  • Position closet shelves between waist and shoulder high to avoid excessive bending/reaching
  • Ensure proper bed height (when sitting on edge of bed, elder’s knees should be 90 degrees, with both feet flat on floor)
  • Use enabling side rail/transfer pole to assist with safe bed egress
  • Provide stable chairs with armrests to help people with weak arms stand up safely

Other Areas of Fall Prevention

The people they send to your home are so warm and caring. You can see they really love their work.  They give you peace of mind as they are so dedicated to your loved one and that means a lot to me, they take a lot of pressure off of you and we all need that.

Shirley B.

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