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Winter Home Safety: Reducing Fall Risks - Home Care Assistance Central Coast

Winter Home Safety: Reducing Fall Risks

As winter takes hold, it’s essential to be cautious of the increased risk of falls within the home. The cold weather often leads to wearing slippers and socks, which can sometimes cause slips. Additionally, the use of extra heaters and their cords can create trip hazards.

The team at Home Care Assistance Central Coast has provided some tips to help reduce the risk of falls and keep your home safe and comfortable this winter:

SELECT SAFE FOOTWEAR:

Opt for socks with non-slip grips or sturdy slippers with rubber soles to prevent slipping on hard floors.

MANAGE HEATER CORDS:

Keep heater cords neatly tucked away and secured along walls to avoid creating trip hazards.

USE NIGHT LIGHTS:

Place night lights in hallways, bathrooms, and bedrooms to ensure clear visibility during the night.

KEEP WALKWAYS CLEAR:

Ensure that hallways, stairs, and commonly used paths are free from clutter and obstacles.

SECURE RUGS:

Use non-slip mats under rugs and in wet areas, or consider removing them if they pose a risk.

ADD HANDRAILS AND GRAB BARS:

Install handrails on both sides of staircases and grab bars in bathrooms near the toilet and inside the shower.

PLACE HEATERS SAFELY:

Position heaters in areas where they will not be accidentally knocked over and keep them away from walkways.

LAYER CLOTHING:

Wear multiple layers to stay warm instead of relying solely on space heaters.

By following these tips, you can help avoid trip hazards in your home and stay safe and warm this winter!

If you or your loved one needs extra support or home modifications to enhance safety, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Home Care Assistance Central Coast.

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