The likelihood of having a fall at home and being seriously injured increases each year as older Americans age. Though you may not be able to completely prevent all falls from happening, there are several things you can do, such as obtain a fall alert device, to help reduce your personal risk.
If you have already had a fall in the past, or feel anxious about falling, the best investment you can make is to protect yourself with a fall alert system. Medical Guardian’s elderly alarms system will give you peace of mind knowing that if you do fall, you can get the help you need right away and prevent further injury. Seniors who live in fear of falling often limit their mobility, causing them to become less active and fit-actually increasing their actual risk of falling. Remember though, elderly alarms are able to summon help if anything unexpected does ever occur! Using these safety tips in combination with your fall alert system will allow you to enjoy living an independent life at home. Below are some simple things you can do to help prevent falls:
- Have regular vision and hearing tests. You should also review your medications with your doctor on a regular basis, and inform them if any medication is making you dizzy or lightheaded. It is also a good idea to keep a medication record to make sure that you don’t skip a dose or take too much…..AND, get yourself a fall alert system!
- If you use an assistive device for balance or walking, make sure the height is correct for you and that any rubber tips are not worn or loose…..AND, obtain an elderly alarm system!
- Wear proper footwear. Shoes, boots and slippers should provide good support and have good soles. Avoid loose slippers or stocking feet….AND, purchase an emergency call button system!
- Install proper lighting throughout your home. Pay special attention to stairs (with a light switch at both ends) and bathrooms. Use night-lights in the hallways, particularly between the bedroom and bathroom….AND, get a fall alert device!
- Be sure to have at least one handrail on all stairways and steps in your home. Ensure handrails are securely attached and in good repair…..AND, make use of a fall alert necklace for seniors!
- Check that stairs are in good repair and are slip resistant. If any stairs are broken, have them fixed promptly. Take the same precautions for outdoor steps. Use salt or sand throughout the winter months to remove snow and ice. All stairs should be kept free of clutter…..AND, wear elderly medical alert bracelet for extra protection!
- The bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house for most seniors. Install grab bars by the toilet and in the bathtub or shower, and never use a sink or towel rack for support. You should also use a rubber mat along the full length in your tub, and a non-skid bath mat beside the tub. Clean up any puddles of water on the floor as soon as possible….AND, protect yourself with an emergency call button for the elderly.
- Get a Fall Alert Elderly Alarm System! To order today, call 1-800-668-9200.