Helping you to stay safe at home is of the utmost important to us, and is key to you leading a healthy and comfortable life in your own familiar environment. We have put together some useful tips to help you and your loved ones keep your home as safe as possible.
There are a few things in the living room that could cause preventable slips and trips such as:
There are ways to improve the ease of sitting down and standing up from chairs and sofas, such as raising the height of them. You can do this via an electric chair / sofa that raises you up, or even by adding blocks that sit under the chair or sofa legs.
We would also recommend installing handrails at key locations around the house to help with standing and balance.
From devices to make turning the taps on and off easier, to chopping boards that hold your food in place, there are various kitchen aids to support you when cooking and cleaning.
The bathroom can be a common place for falls to happen, whether that is from a wet floor or when getting out of the bath or shower. Walk-in showers and baths with doors are a great way to avoid having to lift your legs up and over a ledge, especially when this is likely to be wet and slippery! Toilet seats can also be raised to make it easier for you to sit down and stand up. Handrails are also a great addition in the shower, bath and next to the toilet.
Try exploring the following websites for suitable home assistance tools
Falls can unfortunately be a common occurrence amongst elderly people, however the tips above should help to reduce risk in your home. There are also a few more general health tips below that can help prevent falls and hospitalisation: