Living Room

 

Getting up from sofas/easy chairs

Risk Factors Prevention
  • Sofas/easy chairs don’t support safe egress
  • Smooth, slippery floors such as vinyl or wood
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Electrical cords across the floor
  • Rearrange lights and electronics along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter
  • Relocate low-lying coffee table (may be difficult to see and hazardous)
  • Remove sliding throw rugs or secure them with non-slip backing
  • Tape down upended carpet edges
  • Create wide, straight and clear paths
  • Provide sofas with armrests to support safe egress
  • Use transfer pole to assist with safe sofa/easy chair egress

Other Areas of Fall Prevention

I wanted to thank Right at Home for helping take care of my grandmother after she fell and broke her toe.  She had a care taker named Myrial who was absolutely wonderful and took great care of my grandmother during a time where she could not care for herself.

Myrial was attentive, caring, personable and professional. Everything you could ever ask for when needing someone to take care of one of your loved ones.

If we ever need any care taker services in the future, we will not hesitate to contact Right at Home!  Thank you!

J. Domalewski

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