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Falls Prevention

Home Hazards

The following tips can help to prevent falls in the home:

• Keep home free of clutter and make sure there are no trailing wires
• Be aware of tripping hazards such as rugs and pets
• Be aware of uneven floors
• Consider using a slip proof mat in the bath and shower
• Ensure lighting is sufficient to see
• Wipe up spills straight away
• Avoid walking on slippery floors in socks or tights
• Don't rush to answer the door or telephone, consider getting a portable or mobile telephone

Feet and Footwear

• Wear properly fitting shoes and slippers with non skid soles
• Replace slippers and shoes that have stretched and are too loose
• Look after your feet taking care to trim your toenails and see a chiropodist / podiatrist about any foot problems

Last reviewed: 02/03/2018

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