Preventing falls at home is crucial for the safety and well-being of older people. Falls can lead to serious injuries, such as fractures or head injuries, and may impact a person’s independence. Here are some practical tips to help prevent falls at home:

  1. Home Safety Assessment: Conduct a thorough assessment of the home to identify potential hazards. Look for loose rugs, clutter, uneven flooring, and other obstacles.
  2. Remove Tripping Hazards: Clear pathways of any tripping hazards, such as loose rugs, clutter, or electrical cords. Secure carpets and use non-slip mats.
  3. Improve Lighting: Ensure that all areas of the home are well-lit, especially stairways, hallways, and entryways. Use bright bulbs and consider installing motion-sensor lights.
  4. Install Handrails and Grab Bars: Install handrails on both sides of staircases and grab bars in the bathroom, especially near the toilet and in the shower or bath.
  5. Secure Loose or Uneven Flooring: Repair or replace loose or uneven flooring, such as tiles or floorboards, to create a level surface.
  6. Use Non-Slip Flooring: Choose non-slip flooring materials, particularly in bathrooms and kitchens. Non-slip mats or rugs can be added in areas prone to water or spills.
  7. Wear Proper Footwear: Encourage the use of supportive, well-fitting shoes with non-slip soles. Avoid walking in socks or smooth-soled slippers.
  8. Organize the Home: Keep commonly used items within easy reach to avoid the need for stretching or climbing. Consider rearranging furniture to create clear pathways.



At Vitalis HealthCare, our team of certified, experienced and professional caregivers and registered nurses are efficiently trained to provide you with the best quality and compassionate home care services. 

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