Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

How to reduce falls in the home: Did you know falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults? So how can you help your parents make their home fall-safe? Home Safety Checklist for Seniors First, you can address the fall risks in the home, room by room. You both may be so used to the layout of their home  and the way things are that you don’t notice the risks. Be prepared for some push back, particularly if they are resistant to you stepping in and “taking over.”

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Living Room Fall Prevention Guide

Making your living room safe is critical to both the aging loved one and the caregiver.  Trying to stand from a soft couch often causes shoulder and wrist injuries or a significant fall.  Often seniors will wait for someone in the home to help them stand up, which limits their freedom and can cause anxiety when you need to use the restroom.  For caregivers, repeatedly helping someone to stand from a seated position will cause painful back injuries! For a small investment, you can outfit your home for fall prevention.   These recommended products ensure both the aging senior and caregiver

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Best Bedroom Products for Fall Prevention

Senior woman sitting in a bedroom

It’s important to address safety for seniors in the bedroom, since falls are a considerable risk getting in and out of bed.   With just a few products you can ensure that you can remain as independent as possible all night long.  Here are our favorite bedroom accessories and bed to make your bedroom a safe and comfortable place. Top 3 Bedroom Accessories for Fall Prevention Adult Bed Rail & Cushioned Support Bed Swivel Handle [caption id="attachment_113635" align="alignright" width="300"] Swiveling Bed Rail only $99[/caption] This Mobility Bed Rail has an extra pivoting arm to provide extra support while walking or transferring

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Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors

We use the bathroom every day ... 365 days of each year. We cherish our bathroom time and depart much happier, yet this room is often the most dangerous place in your home. Being proactive with effective product solutions is the key to fall prevention. For less than a dollar a day, you can equip your bathroom with all the necessary products to keep you safe. Make your bathroom happy and safe every day. Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors Do you know the BATHROOM HOT SPOTS? Best Guide to Bathroom Safety for Seniors HOT SPOT #1 – Get Some Leverage

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10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Elderly woman fell on the floor

Some of the most serious injuries among older adults, age 65 and older, are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Seniors who have broken a hip by falling can have trouble recovering and regaining mobility.110 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls0 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls The good news is many falls are preventable. One of the first things you can do if you take prescription medication is have

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3 Rolling Walkers You Need to Cover Every Situation

At Senior.com we are often asked, “Which rollator (rolling walker) is the best one to buy?”  That’s a complicated question because one rollator will not solve all mobility issues.   Just like young parents usually own multiple strollers for their kids for different circumstances, we would like to suggest you own these 3 products to prevent falls and give you the freedom you deserve. 4-Wheel Rollator with a Seat for Getting Out If you want to freely move in the community, a 4-wheel rollator with a seat is the best choice. You could select a standard rollator that will do the job

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Could Medication Be Causing Falls?

Rise Above the Fear of Falling

One of the most common ER trips for the elderly is falls. While some result in minor injuries, others can result in major injuries such as broken hips, arms, or worse. If you’ve already gone through your parent’s house and addressed fall risks such as loose rugs, cluttered walkways and poor lighting and they are still falling, their falls may be a result of a health issue. Could Medication Be Causing Falls? Physical Limitations: Balance problems or dizziness can result from a number of ailments, including neurological changes, arthritis, a drop in blood pressure or inner-ear problems. Any of these health

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