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

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