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Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

These eight tips can help you to maintain your balance and move confidently across snowy, icy, or wet surfaces:

  1. Wear shoes with good traction.
  2. Dress warm. If you’re warm, your muscles will stay relaxed. Tense muscles can adversely affect your balance.
  3. Be careful getting out of your car. Plant both feet firmly on the ground before moving. Steady yourself on the door frame until you have your balance.
  4. Don’t take shortcuts. Stay on cleared sidewalks and paths, and don’t walk between parked cars. Remember that grassy slopes can be as slippery as snowy steps.
  5. Take extra time. Don’t rush. Take short steps with your toes pointed slightly outward to maintain a stable base of support.
  6. Pay attention. Stay aware of the surfaces ahead of you. Look down with your eyes only. If you move your head downward, you may shift your balance.
  7. When walking in the dark or in shadowy areas, stay alert for black ice. It is treacherous and extremely slippery.
  8. Keep your driveway and walkways clear. Pay someone to do this if necessary.

For more safety tips for bone health, check this link from American Bone Health.

https://americanbonehealth.org/fall-prevention/tips-to-prevent-falls-during-winter-months/

For more information or for a in home safety assessment contact Home Helpers Home Care Delaware-OH (614) 515-6191

Home Helpers Delaware, Ohio provides home care services throughout Delaware County including Powell, Galena, Westerville, Lewis Center and surrounding areas such as Plain City.  Contact us a (614) 515-6191 for a free in-home consultation to identify how our exceptional caregivers can assist you or a loved one and maximize their quality of life.

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