If you have ageing loved ones, it is very important to learn the proper way to prevent falls in the elderly. Falls are very common occurrences for older people and very often injuries are not immediately noticed. Falls can result in serious injuries and even death if not attended to promptly and appropriately. Falls should always be addressed by your family doctor in order for care recommendations to be made, if appropriate.
One of the most effective ways to avoid falling is to eliminate obstacles in the home that could cause a trip. For individuals suffering from medical conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and osteoporosis, even the simplest daily activities can be incredibly painful as well as dangerous if performed without the proper precautions and equipment. Using handrails and other daily living aids around the home and on furniture is also extremely important for safety. There are hundreds of aids available for those living with limited mobility. Find out more about Mobility Aids from Ability Superstore
Proper hand support while standing using stairs or the bathroom is another way to prevent a fall. Elderly individuals who use stairs might benefit from a stair lift to avoid attempting to climb stairs alone as falling is very possible. Remove any trip hazards from around the home, such as piles of clothes, loose cables or rugs and creases in carpets, for example. Always let the elderly know how to properly use any equipment they may have installed in their home.