- ❒ Keep all pathways free of furniture in every room of the house.
- ❒ Secure any and all throw rugs by applying nonslip backing.
- ❒ Ensure there are no loose objects on the floors.
- ❒ All wires need to be securely taped or coiled next to walls.
- ❒ Keep a lamp and/or flashlight near your bed.
- ❒ Install at least one nightlight in the room.
- ❒ Keep a phone near your bed at all times.
- ❒ Add a bed rail to make it easier to get in and out of the bed.
- ❒ Keep the flooring free of any clutter.
- ❒ Install a nightlight in the bathroom.
- ❒ Grab bars should be installed near the toilet and tub.
- ❒ A raised toilet seat will make sitting and standing up easier.
- ❒ Use a non-slip bath or shower mat.
- ❒ Use a shower chair or bath bench in the tub area.
- ❒ Place a secure and slip-resistant rug outside of the tub area.
- ❒ Promptly clean up any water on the floor.
- ❒ Keep frequently used items on the lowest possible shelf.
- ❒ Have a sturdy stool in the kitchen, if necessary.
- ❒ Keep a reaching aid nearby.
- ❒ Any loose footboards should be replaced immediately.
- ❒ Remove any rugs from the kitchen area.
- ❒ Only use non-skid floor wax in the kitchen.
- ❒ Post important information, including doctor’s phone numbers, on the refrigerator.
- ❒ Clean up spills promptly.
Living Area Safety
- ❒ Ensure all pathways are clear.
- ❒ Secure all rugs with non-slip backing or remove the rugs altogether.
- ❒ Install light switches at the entrance of all rooms.
- ❒ Keep all rooms clear of any clutter.
- ❒ Repair loose footboards immediately.
- ❒ Keep all electrical cords far from pathways.
- ❒ Do not sit on chairs that are difficult to stand up from.
- ❒ Get rid of any wobbly or unstable furniture.
- ❒ All paths need to be brightly lit at all times.
- ❒ Have lighting around all stoops and steps.
- ❒ Install handrails around steps.
- ❒ Always keep sidewalks and walkways clear.
- ❒ Repair uneven or broken steps.
- ❒ Remove any roots that may be sticking up from the ground.
Fall Prevention Tips
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