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lvl3 Seniors and falls: Part 1

Every year, one in three seniors in Alberta has a fall. Some seniors are hurt badly. For example, they break a hip.

 

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Are you a senior? Does a senior live with you? Here are some ways to prevent falls.

Make your home safer

  • Remove things that you can trip over. For example:

     

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  • Put handrails on both sides of stairs.

     

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  • Use bright lights in halls and stairways. Use nightlights too.

     

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  • Have a carpenter put grab bars beside toilets, and in bathtubs and showers.

     

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  • Use rubber mats in bathtubs and showers.

     

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  • Use shelves and drawers that are easy to reach.

     

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  • Clean up spills right away.

     

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