How to Reduce the Risk of Falling

As our parents age, they must make certain life choices that will keep them as safe and as healthy as possible. Although many trials come along with old age, one important thing we can help our aging parents do is reduce risk of falling. This blog post will be focusing on just how to do that. To learn more about how to reduce the risk of falling, read on.

Improve Balance and Strength With Exercise

One way that you can reduce falls is by preventing them. One way to prevent them is exercise. Exercise routines such as Tai Chi, a Matter of Balance, and EnhanceFitness are especially helpful when it comes to gaining strength which will prevent many falls.

Reduce Fall Hazards

Another way to reduce the risk of falling is to reduce fall hazards. This means that you should move all fall hazards should be moved out of all walkways. Is there a rug you always trip on? Remove it. The same goes for any boxes, plants, cords, shoes, and anything else that could be in your walkway.

Make Your Entire Bathroom Fall-Proof

As you may know, many falls occur in the bathroom. This is why it is important to make your bathroom fall-proof. To do this, you should begin by adding grab bars in and beside your bath tub/shower. You should also add a nonslip mat or nonslip appliques to your tub/shower. Also add a shower mat to the floor as well.

These are just a few ways that you can reduce the risk of falling. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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