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A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

Posted On:September 26, 2019 by Hart Medical Equipment in: General, Wellness

  Check for Safety! A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but also easy to fix. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home. The checklist asks about hazards found in each room of your home and tells you how to fix the problem. At the end of the checklist, you’ll find other tips for preventing falls. FLOORS: Q: When you walk through a room, do you have to walk around furniture? [  ]  Ask someone to move the furniture so your path is clear. Q: Do you have throw rugs on the floor? [  ]  Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won’t slip. Q: Are there papers, books, towels, shoes, magazines, boxes, blankets, or other objects on the floor? [  ]  Pick up things that are

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