Tips to Avoid a Fall

 

From the Healing Bridge Physical Therapy

Spring 2004 Newsletter

• Remove slip rugs or apply nonskid backing

• Install grab bars in the shower and around the toilet

• Make sure all steps have rails on both sides

• Keep electrical cords against the wall

• Plug in nightlights to guide you to the bathroom

• Keep a bag of salt outside your door to sprinkle on icy sidewalks

• Remove clutter on the floor

• Assess all new medications for changes in balance

• Control small pets

• Take your time