Bedroom

 

Risk Factors Prevention
  • Poor lighting
  • Electrical cords across the floor
  • Beds/chairs that don't suppoort safe egress
  • Obstacles in pathways
  • Sliding throw rugs
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Ensure a light is within easy arm’s reach of the bed, and use nightlights to illuminate the path from the bed to the bathroom
  • Avoid rearranging bedroom furniture so people with limited vision do not stumble over objects and fall
  • Provide bright light making it easier to avoid obstacles and furnishings
  • Rearrange lights and electronics along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter so paths are wide, straight and clear
  • Remove throw rugs from pathways or secure them with non-slip backing
  • Position closet shelves between waist and shoulder high to avoid excessive bending/reaching
  • Ensure proper bed height (when sitting on edge of bed, elder’s knees should be 90 degrees, with both feet flat on floor)
  • Use enabling side rail/transfer pole to assist with safe bed egress
  • Provide stable chairs with armrests to help people with weak arms stand up safely

Other Areas of Fall Prevention

Right at Home has provided a continuous level of superior, professional companionship service to our 82-year-old mother who is afflicted with several Alzheimers-related medical issues. Through 24/7 supervision, Right at Home thoughtfully selected and assembled a qualified team of caring companions and nurses who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and compassion, often in a challenging environment. Tasked with several responsibilities ranging from grocery shopping, to light house keeping, medical appointments, and personal assistance, Right at Home's caregivers have dramatically improved our Mother's overall socialization, disposition and well-being.

D. Mauch

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