Monthly Archives: August 2015

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Hazards are everywhere! Preventing slips, trips and falls can help eliminate dangerous areas in your home.

Prevent Slips Trip and FallsYour home should be your safe haven, a place where you and your family feel secure. Slipping and falling is one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries, and even death in the home. The risk of falling and sustaining fall related injuries rises with age. We probably all know someone who has an elderly relative who had a bad fall at home, or maybe you’ve even fallen yourself. In a single careless moment your life and health can change in instant, so it is important that you are pro-active in maintaining your residence with home safety in mind. Areas in the home that are common locations where you will want to prevent slips, trips and falls include: doorways, ramps, uneven surfaces, slippery smooth flooring (especially when wet), stairs, bathrooms, and cluttered hallways. Preventing Read the rest