Slip And Fall Accidents And Senior Safety
If you are over 65 and live alone, you know that safety is important to maintaining your well-being, dignity and independence. Each year, thousands of seniors fall at home, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Many are seriously injured and some are disabled. More than 95% of hip fractures among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falls.
These injuries can cause severe health problems and lead to reduced quality of life. To stay safe and independent, it's important to take a look at potential hazards in your home as well as any conditions you have that may compromise your stability and safety. One common cause of slipping and falling is due to accidents that happen on the way to the bathroom. By getting out of bed frequently, you increase the risk of slipping and falling. You may find it challenging to get to the bathroom with a caregiver or using your cane or walker.
If any of these conditions have affected your life, it's important to talk to your loved ones and caregivers to ensure you remain safe and independent at home. There are many products available that offer support to people who may have mobility or bathroom concerns. Let's take a look at some of them…