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Helpful Safety Tips for Seniors to Prevent a Fall

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Helpful Safety Tips for Seniors to Prevent a Fall

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It’s important for seniors to be aware of the potential dangers present in the home and prepare accordingly. A fall could lead to serious bodily damage and pain.  It is best to be diligent and prepare your home to eliminate danger of a fall.

Here are some safety tips to do in your home:

  • Be aware of sudden changes in surfaces such as curbs or ramps that can cause a loss of balance and result in a fall.
  • When walking in the dark, a person's balance can be worse.  Use a nightlight or have a lamp near the bed to improve safety when getting up at night.
  • Install power failure lights to prevent walking in the dark. These simple devices can be installed in electrical outlets and are especially helpful near stairs.
  • One cause of dizziness results from sudden changes in position. Clench your hands and wiggle toes prior to standing will reduce this form of dizziness.
  • Remove throw rugs and damaged floor coverings to eliminate falls.
  • Avoid tripping by removing clutter from all walkways.
  • Keep a phone close by to make it easier to answer the phone.
  • Rearrange furniture to provide a path for ease in walking. It’s best to have a straight walking path, with no furniture to walk around.
  • Avoid use of extension cords by arranging furniture so that outlets are more easily available for lamps and appliances.

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Bathroom Safety

  • Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.
  • Use recommended bath aids, securely installed on the walls of the bath/shower stall and on the sides of the toilet.
  • Use of a tub seat or shower chair along with a handheld shower massage with extra-long cord may help avoid slips.
  • If possible, bathe only when help is available.

 

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Kitchen Safety

  • Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
  • Keep areas well lit.

 

Call Barbara Michaluk, Realtor and Authorized Leisure World Specialist at 240-506-2434 to discuss how much your home is worth in Leisure World of Maryland or to schedule a tour of the community.

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Barbara Michaluk, Realtor

Phone 240-506-2434

Email: michaluk@verizon.net  /  Web: BarbaraSellsMDhomes.com

Authorized Leisure World Specialist / Senior Real Estate Specialist /
Internet Marketing Specialist / Certified E-Pro / Certified Staging Agent

Weichert Realtors / 3816 International Dr / Silver Spring, MD 20906

Authorized Leisure World Specialist     Barbara Michaluk Graduate Internet Marketing Specialist Barbara Michaluk Senior Real Estate Specialist   

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, great tips for thos aging adults that don't have the stability they once had.

Oct 14, 2021 05:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. Great tips that we sometimes overlook. While my balance is still good, I am aware of the dangers of falling since at my age it may hurt a little more. Enjoy your day!

Oct 14, 2021 05:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - all good tips.  And while seniors can certainly benefit from this advice, there are hints contained within this post which are wise at any age.  

Oct 14, 2021 05:45 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Barbara,

Wonderful information here.   We made it to Thursday (Friday-Eve)  the weekend is in sight.  Thanks again for the post.  Bill Salvatore

 

Oct 14, 2021 05:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and thanks for the great information you shared with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Oct 14, 2021 08:03 AM