Preventing Falls at Home is the most recent series of educational pamphlets designed by Personal Alert Link (PAL) to assist your patients with making their home safer.
The following are a few of the hazards the pamphlet addresses.
Q: Do you have throw rugs?
A: Remove the rugs or use double sided tape or
a non-slip backing so the rug won’t slip.
Q: Is the light near the bed hard to reach?
A: Place a lamp close to the bed where it
is easy to reach.
Q: Are things you use often on high shelves?
A: Keep things you use often on lower shelves.
Stairs & Steps
Q: Are there papers, shoes, books or other
objects on the stairs?
A: Always keep objects off of the stairs.
Q: Is the tub or shower floor slippery?
A: Place a non-slip rubber mat or self-stick
strips on the floor of the tub or shower.