Here are some helpful suggestions for reducing fall-related injuries in the home.
· Place all lamp, extension, and telephone cords out of the flow of traffic.
Make sure all small rugs and runners are slip-resistant.
· Make sure that there is access to a telephone if you fall, or experience some other emergency, which prevents you from standing or reaching a wall phone.
· Place small stoves and heaters where they cannot be knocked over, and away from furnishings and flammable materials, such as curtains or rugs.
· Have your clothes properly altered, so that you cannot trip on a pant leg or gown bottom.
· Make sure that hallways, stairways, passageways between rooms, and other heavy traffic areas are well lit.
· Clear exits and passageways, so that there is nothing to stumble over.
· Equip your bathtubs and showers with non-skid mats, abrasive strips, or other surfaces that are not slippery.
· Install at least one, but preferably two, grab bars in your bathtubs and showers.
· Make sure that the steps in your stairway allow for secure footing, and that the coverings on the steps are in good condition.
· Be sure that you can clearly see the edges of the steps, and do not store anything on the stairway, even temporarily.
· Use a sturdy, step stool to reach high shelves. Never stand on chairs, boxes or other makeshift items
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