Be Proactive Whenever You Can
The very best way we’ve found to protect someone in your care from falling is to remove the reasons they fall in the first place: Make sure all their needs are met.
It really is that simple!
Make sure your loved one has their immediate needs met:
Has gone to the bathroom;
Already has the food & drink they want;
Is watching the TV channel they like;
Has the reading/crafting material they want;
Is not confused about your readiness to help them move about
Improve Their Surroundings
Of course you want to check their surroundings for stumbling hazards… like loose rugs or access to stairwells without handrails. But you can go even further.
Help your loved one understand that getting-up too quickly can sometimes cause dizziness. In older years, dizziness can be deadly!
Take extra care to make sure family pets are not underfoot; hang a bell on kitty’s collar;
Install sturdy handrails at every point of concern… steps up or down, bathrooms;
Light their way with more light in dark areas.
Ensure that your loved one wears proper shoes with rubberized bottoms and backs (no house slipper scuffs!).
Keeping Your Loved One Safe Is Not Difficult
You could probably implement many of our suggestions today! Try a couple and see the difference!