November is Fall Prevention Month! Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among older adults? Fall Prevention Month is meant to raise awareness of the importance of lessening injuries related to falls amongst older adults.
Nightingale Medical Supplies has you covered with everything you need to know about fall prevention!
Wear the Appropriate Shoes
With the weather getting chillier, you may wake up to black ice or other fall hazards outside of your home. As a result, make sure that you are paying attention to your environment and wear rubber-soled shoes to lessen the possibility of any potential falls.
Many people don’t realize that many falls occur inside the home as well, that is why it is important to make the appropriate adjustments to your home and self to prevent falls and to prevent injury in case of falls. We have items that can assist in this, such as Pillow Paw socks to prevent slippage in the home and hip protectors to prevent injury.
Take Note of and Remove Home Hazards
There are many overlooked home hazards that can cause potential falls. This can include boxes on the ground, scattered electrical cords, or generally any potential clutter in your walkways. Additionally, it is also important to watch out for other tripping hazards such as unsecured rugs or bathmats that can result in falls.
Use Assistive Devices
We offer an extensive range of products that can help prevent slipping and falling such as handrails, walkers, raised toilet seats and other protective equipment.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital to fall protection as staying physically active with your doctor’s approval can go a long way in your mobility and fall prevention. Additionally, some medications can have potential side effects such as drowsiness or nausea, increasing the possibility of falls. If you are taking multiple medications, ask your doctor to review your medication list so that you are informed further of the side effects that may occur.
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Looking for more resources related to Fall Prevention? Read about Fall Prevention Month.