Care recipient (cr) tries to step down when walking from a carpeted to a tile floor this puts him or her at risk for falls

Try: Clean up clutter remove throw rugs use chairs with arms put grab bars in the bathroom use good lighting make sure cr wears sturdy shoes with good traction

Materials: Chairs with arms grab bars extra lighting sturdy shoes with good traction

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Falls balance carpeting unsteady on feet

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

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