How to Keep Your Loved One Safe From Falls | Qualicare Calgary
Did you know that one out of three seniors fall at least once each year? Its true. As we age, our risk of falling increases for a variety of reasons.
But there are steps you can take to minimize fall risk for your loved one”our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare Calgary has a few suggestions.
Preventing Falls at Home
Lets take a look at a few ways you can help prevent falls from happening at home:
First, its important to clean up any clutter in and around the home. Did you know that one of the easiest ways to help prevent falls from occurring is to keep your loved ones home neat?
Therefore, take time this week to declutter your loved ones home, especially when it comes to stacks of magazines in the hallway or anything else on the floor.
You also want to make sure you look for other fall hazards that might be lurking in your loved ones home, such as slippery throw rugs and loose carpet. By replacing or fixing these hazards, you can help to eliminate falls from happening inside the home.
In addition, now might be a good time to set up safety devices inside your loved ones home. From handrails going up and down stairs to grab bars inside showers, you can help to prevent falls by making even simple tasks easier.
Finally, how your loved one dresses can also be a factor in his or her fall risk. While you want your loved one to feel comfortable in his or her own home, when your loved one wears loose clothing, it can increase the risk of tripping.
Better-fitting clothing can help make certain his or her clothing doesnt get dragged on the ground or caught on something that could cause your loved one to fall. Sturdy shoes or slip-resistant socks can also help.
Do you feel your loved one would benefit from additional care? Contact the in-home care team at Qualicare Calgaryto learn how we can help.