Preventing Slips and Falls at Home


Slips and falls are a common occurrence in the home. However, they are even riskier if you live with seniors who may have limited mobility or problems with balance and coordination. As a provider of home care in Georgia we emphasize fall prevention in the home.

Here are some tips we recommend as part of our healthcare services:

  • Clean up clutter such as stacks of newspapers, magazines, and others that clutter your hallways and staircases
  • Get rid of tripping hazards such as loose carpets, slippery throw rugs, etc.
  • Repair, remove or replace wood floorboards that stick up
  • Have grab bars and handrails installed in slippery areas such as toilets, bathtubs, stairways, and hallways
  • Keep your walkways and hallways well lit and install night-lights for better guidance at night

It also helps to install non-slip mats in slippery areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and porches.

Are you in need of a home health aide in Metro Atlanta, GA to help you move around the house and get your daily activities done? Come and contact us at Georgia Healthcare & Family Services, Inc. We are committed to enhancing and maintaining your good health condition to ensure your safety.

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