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Fall Prevention - National Safety Month

When we are discussing safety awareness in the elderly, fall prevention can not be overlooked. There are many risk factors for falls; some preventable and others not.  

Unfortunately, being over the age of 65, having a previous fall and some medications, can increase an individual’s risk for falling. Knowing your risk factors and how to modify your environment are essential to keeping yourself, or a loved one, safe to age in place wherever they call home. 

Some Simple Tips

  • Good Lighting in walkways

  • Wearing shoes that have a sole and come up around your heel

  • Easily marked thresholds

  • Remove throw rugs

  • Make sure walkways/hallways are free of cords, low to ground debris (baskets etc) and any item easily moved or tripped on if caught on the edge

  • Know the side effects of your medications

  • Maintain good physical activity: as simple as practicing standing and sitting from a standard height chair.

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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