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Foley's Home Health Care Experts Share 3 Tips for Preventing Falls September 26, 2016

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Foley's Home Health Care Experts Share 3 Tips for Preventing Falls , Atmore, Alabama

Of all the challenges seniors face in everyday life, none are as common or dangerous as simply falling at home. In fact, according to National Council on Aging, falls constitute the leading cause of injury for older Americans and the most common reason for emergency room visits. Candlelight Compassions, home health care specialists, serving residents in need throughout Foley, AL, would like to remind everyone that most falls can be prevented with just a few easy steps.

To give your loved ones the safest home possible, they suggest:

  • Taking Out Area Rugs: This is especially important if your family members use walkers or canes, which can easily be obstructed by bunched-up area rugs or other hazards. While you're at it, remove all other tripping hazards, such as extension cords and pieces any furniture, that may be blocking the flow of traffic.
  • home health careBrightening Things Up: Make sure visibility is as good as possible by installing new light bulbs and replacing them as soon as they burn out. You should also move floor lamps so they shed as much light on useful areas as possible and can easily be turned on as your loved ones enter the room.
  • Installing Handrails: A significant percentage of serious injuries occur in the bathroom, so you can go a long way toward making your loved ones' homes safer by installing handrails by the bathtub and in the shower. Home health care experts also recommend checking the handrails on interior and exterior staircases just to make sure they're secure.

Candlelight Compassions' highly trained caregivers specialize in helping seniors stay in their homes while enjoying the comfort and convenience of professional care. Visit their website to learn more about their home health care services or call (251) 359-0562 to speak with a member of their team today.

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