At NC Stairway Solutions of Greenville, NC, we are in the business of helping keep you mobile. We install and repair reliable stair lifts and wheelchair lifts that help you do just that.
Falls are one of the number one causes of injury of the elderly. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent falls from happening. Here are some fall prevention tips from Mayo Clinic:
Staying active is a great way to not only promote overall well-being but to also prevent falls and accidents from taking place. Exercise can help you stay in shape and help with your balance, flexibility, and coordination– all things that help combat unwanted accidents and injuries.
Oftentimes, falls are caused by tripping over objects. That’s why it’s important to keep your home free of clutter and potential falling hazards. Keep electrical cords neatly arranged and out of walkways. Remove shoes, boxes, etc. from your stairs and floors. Make sure that all of your rugs and mats are secured safely to the floor, and use a non-slip mat in your shower.
Having a well-lit home is also another effective way to prevent falls. Place motion-sensored or light-sensored night lights in your hallways, stairways, bathroom, and bedroom. That way, if you have to get up in the middle of the night, you won’t stumble as you look for the light switch in the dark. Also, be sure to have a supply of working flashlights on hand in case the power goes out.
If you have issues with mobility, give us a call at NC Stairway Solutions in Greenville, NC. We can install stair lifts that will make getting around your home easier and safer.