National Council On Aging's 18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home
by Allie BritoOctober 28, 2016
At Safety In Place, we welcome collaboration with organizations and business who share the same goals as we do: improving the lives of our aging population. Here is a wonderful article written by the National Council On Aging's very own
Scott A. Trudeau, which focuses on what steps to take in each room of the house to prevent falls from happening in the home. For more information on specific steps to take to improve senior safety and items to purchase for your home, shop our shower grab bars and other fall prevention devices.
Below is a small excerpt from his article which can be found on the NCOA website. Thank you, Scott, for helping us join the fight against falls!
The front door
Check your front steps. If you have steps at the entrance of your home, make sure they are not broken or uneven. Try to fix damage, such as cracks or wobbly steps, as soon as possible.
Check the lighting around your front door. Make sure all entryways are well lit so you can see where you are stepping. It’s best if you can have motion sensor lights, so you don’t have to worry about turning lights on yourself. Plus, they can save you money on energy costs.
Consider installing a grab bar. Putting grab bars on one side of your door can provide balance while you’re putting the key in the door, or stepping up once you have the door open, especially if you are carrying bags or the steps are slick...Read More
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