Home safety tips

Home Safety Tips

Here are some of BeSure Home Health Services home safety tips to ensure the safety and care of your loved one. Please keep them in mind.

BATHROOM:

  • Place non-skid mats on shower and bathroom floors.
  • Have grab bars installed in shower and by toilet.
  • Use raised toilet seat for easy access to toilet.

BEDROOM:

  • Installation of the necessary helpful equipment ie. Night lights.
  • Arrange furniture to allow for clear path around room.
  • Place bell, phone, or other signaling device by me for easy access.

STAIRS:

  • It’s necessary to install chair lifts to insure staircase safety.
  • Have hand rails installed on both sides of stairs.
  • Ensure adequate lighting at top and bottom of stairs.
  • Clear stairs of obstacles.

REST OF THE HOUSE:

  • Tape small rugs to the floor or do not use them.
  • Keep hallways clear of all clutter.
  • Clean spills when they happen.

Fall Prevention Tips:

  • Keep walking aids (walker, cane, or crutch) within reach.
  • Keep walking aids well maintained including brakes and rubber stoppers.
  • When sitting up from lying position count to ten before standing.
  • When standing from sitting position count to ten before taking a step.
  • Carry only small loads. For larger loads take multiple trips or ask for assistance.
  • Use a sturdy step stool when climbing or reaching is necessary.
  • Never walk in stocking feet.
  • Always wear low-heeled shoes with rubber soles.
  • Be aware of uneven surfaces, exercise caution.
  • Use extra caution when walking on highly polished floors.
  • Review medications with your doctor for side-effects that may impair balance.
  • Have your vision checked annually.

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