Living Room

 

Getting up from sofas/easy chairs

Risk Factors Prevention
  • Sofas/easy chairs don’t support safe egress
  • Smooth, slippery floors such as vinyl or wood
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Electrical cords across the floor
  • Rearrange lights and electronics along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter
  • Relocate low-lying coffee table (may be difficult to see and hazardous)
  • Remove sliding throw rugs or secure them with non-slip backing
  • Tape down upended carpet edges
  • Create wide, straight and clear paths
  • Provide sofas with armrests to support safe egress
  • Use transfer pole to assist with safe sofa/easy chair egress

Other Areas of Fall Prevention

We started working with Right at Home about a month ago to provide services for my mother who has Alzheimer's and to provide support to my father (her primary caregiver) six days a week. So far we have had an excellent experience. The caregivers are supportive, caring people and have given my Dad a much deserved break as well as providing knowledgeable care for my Mom. I have also been impressed with the structures and processes put in place to insure that we get consistent, reliable care. Our relationship with Right at Home is still new but we couldn't be happier.

Susan

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