For seniors, preventing slip and falls is essential for continued good health. Preventing these common injuries is a two-step process. First, take care to improve your own health through exercise and vitamin supplements. Secondly, work to improve your mobility by installing mobility aids in your home and eliminating safety hazards.
In this video from the Dr. Bob show, you’ll get everyday tips for preventing falls around your home. Installing railings and grab bars is one the best steps you can take, as this will allow you to access more parts of your home safely.
At Williams Lift Company, we help people prevent slip and fall accidents around stairways with premium stairlift options. Call our Plainfield office at (908) 756-7074 for more on how we can help you.
Slip and fall accidents are a growing problem among the elderly and people with mobility issues. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, more than one in three people over the age of 65 suffer a fall at least once every year. You can help to prevent slip and fall accidents in your own home by following these tips:
Slip and fall accidents often originate from trips over furniture, boxes, or debris. If you or a loved one suffers from a lack of mobility, removing clutter from high-traffic areas is important. Remove boxes, move furniture, and store essential items in easy-to-reach places. You will also want to be sure that all loose rugs and floor mats are secure and flat to the floor.
Install Grab Bars and Railings
Grab bars and railings can dramatically reduce the risk of falls in a home. You may want to install railings in areas of high use such as hallways and on both sides of a stairway. Bathrooms are often slippery, so installing grab bars around bathtubs, toilets, and showers is a must.
Improve Your Lighting
Many slip and fall accidents happen at night, when it is often difficult to see hazards. This is especially true for elderly people who may suffer from vision loss. Make sure your home is amply lit by adding additional lamps and night-lights, and by keeping flashlights in easy-to-access locations.
Install Chair Lifts or Other Mobility Aids
Climbing and descending chairs is one of the biggest hazards for people with mobility issues. Installing a chair lift can do much to reduce this safety risk. Work with a reputable stairway lift company to find the most economical, efficient, and safe option.
At Williams Lift Company, we sell, rent, and install stairway lifts for people throughout New Jersey. Our customers trust us to meet all of their home mobility needs. Call us at (908) 756-7074 to find out more about our current selection.
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NorthJersey.com recently posted an article we were featured in titled "The Older Home: Ramps and lifts help those with limited mobility" on their website. Highlighting the mobility issues that some individuals face at home, this article brought attention to the various ways that a home can be updated to better fit the needs of these individuals by installing ramps and lifts. Visit NorthJersey.com to read this article in full, and to see a photo of the Bruno Elite Outdoor lift available at Williams Lift Company.
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