Care recipient (cr) is worried about falling in his home

Try: Inspect hand rails for proper secure installation and that they can support appropriate weight position furniture to allow plenty of space for walking remove furniture if need be don’t use chairs with rollers on the legs replace handles on doors cabinets and furniture that makes grasping them easier check stairways for safety treads that are secure carpeting that is not loose or worn even heights of risers take care of any protruding nails get rid of clutter stored on steps secure handrails etc

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Vision, Good Vision, So-So Vision, Poor Vision

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References: the consumer’s guide to home safety for seniors by society of certified senior advisors 2010 available at www csa us

Keywords: Falls balance floors walls furniture mobility home safety

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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