According to the CDC, 95% of hip fractures are caused by slips and falls. In fact, at least 300,000 elderly individuals are hospitalized every year for hip fractures because of a fall injury. Other than hip fractures, these can also cause other injuries such as broken bones and traumatic brain injuries.
As a provider of home care in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, we always take safety precautions to avoid slips and falls in our client’s homes. Here are some tips to keep your home safe:
- Clear out clutter.
Have a companion or family member to clear out walkways from anything you can trip over such as wires, pet bowls, etc.
- Light up the place.
Have light switches that are easy to reach. Make sure walkways and the top and bottom of any stairs are lit up so you can see clearly.
- Have handrails.
Have handrails in areas where you need support such as the stairs, at the sides of toilets, bathtubs, and showers.
- Anti-skid mats and threads.
Have self-adhesive non-skid mats or threads in slippery areas such as bathroom floors and under rugs on bare floors.
Do you need help going around the house and doing your daily routine? You may benefit from home care in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Our staff at Lehigh Valley Home Care will make sure you get the quality care you need.
We can provide you with a caregiver in Pennsylvania who will treat you with the utmost care, respect, and compassion.