caregiver (cg) is concerned about Care recipient (cr) falling

Try: Make the environment as safe as possible replace tension shower curtain rods with the screw-in type in case cr starts to slip while getting in or out of the tub or shower and grabs onto the curtain rod remove all throw rugs or runners check for curled or frayed carpet edges check to see if any metal threshold strips are loose keep all extension cords close to the walls and away from traffic areas make sure cr is not wearing ill fitting shoes which could cause tripping and falling make sure all handrails are secure provide adequate lighting even higher wattage bulbs in hallways or stairways check non-carpeted areas to make sure they are not slippery remove any obstacles such as footstools or plant stands out of traffic areas at certain times of the day glare from the windows could interfere with vision while walking check to make sure curtains or blinds are closed during those times

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

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