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Tips for Preventing Falls at Home from 101 Mobility:
Most falls occur at home, but you can take simple steps that will greatly reduce your risk of a fall at home:
- Bathroom Safety is Top Priority: A wet, slippery bathroom can be the most dangerous place in the home. Installing grab bars, a handheld shower head, slip resistant flooring, and a low threshold shower are all great low-cost ways to reduce your risk of falling.
- Safety on the Stairs: A fall on the stairs can have devastating consequences. Make sure that you’ve got a sturdy handrail, that stairs are kept free of clutter, and if you’re at all unsteady or have trouble climbing stairs, consider a stair lift solution.
- Light It Up: The truth is, if you can’t see it, you’re more likely to trip over it. Inexpensive motion-sensing LED night lights can illuminate your path to the bathroom at night. Pathway lighting outdoors helps prevent falls, too.
- Clear the Clutter: Wide open spaces are easier to navigate. Keep floors, tabletops, and counters clear, and eliminate excess furniture to create more open space for safe, free movement. Remove or tape down rugs, so they don’t roll up and cause you to trip and fall.
Gary and Kindra French, owners of 101 Mobility of San Diego, and their team are known for providing dependable, honest mobility advice and solutions. The team at 101 Mobility of San Diego cares about our neighbors in the community, and we strive to make those we serve truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. We are a licensed general contractor (CA Lic #1009815), offering mobility and accessibility solutions including stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, accessible bathroom modifications, patient lifts, auto lifts, pool and spa lifts, and portable and modular ramps. Our single-minded focus is to meet the needs of our clients and our community by being available, truly caring, serving passionately, exceeding expectations, and walking in integrity.
For more information about 101 Mobility of San Diego and the mobility and accessibility solutions we can provide, call (760) 814-9155 or visit our website at http://sandiego.101mobility.com/.