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Elderly People Safety

Staying Slips and Falls 32%of elderly fall one or more times a year. 57% of those who have fallen will fall again within a year. Stay safe exercise, focus on legs, strength and balance -Get steps and handrails where needed -Ensure handrails are secure, -If you fall regularly ask your Doctorabout a medical alert button in case you cannot get back up Healthy Staying safe Fire 65+risk of dying from fire is doubled -never smoke in bed -dont dry clothes in front of fire -Keephéaters away from materials -keep testing smoke, fire and C02 detectors in the house - Check batteries regularly - If you're slow moving keep a fireblanket close to the bed for emergencies in case you can't escape Household objects Causes: doors cabinets nails fances counters windows razors baths beds rugs boiling water- falling and hitting a sharp object or not having good spacal awareness can be bad - Safety proof cabinets doors etc. - Get Rubber based rugs to prevent slipping - If you have reduced motor skills, get big handle extenders for knives - Use thermometers if you have reducedFeelingin your hands to avoid blisters - Think about special brushes dusters and hoovers designed especially for reducedmovement - Anti slip mats in bathroom - Electric razor if shaky

Elderly People Safety

shared by PATTestNorthEast on Mar 26
Featuring slips, trips and fall statistics, accidents from household object and ways to prevent harm to the elderly


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