If you’ve ever taken a nasty fall, then you know how debilitating it can become. That problem is compounded with age. The older we get the more a fall can generate health complications. That is why you should make your home as fall-proof as possible. This is a good philosophy to adopt for your family and especially if you have elderly loved one moving in on spending a lot of time. Here’s what you need to do to make your home fall-proof.
Check the Rugs
Clearly, you walk on your rugs every day without incident but situations change. A rug can become threadbare underneath. Waxing the floor can also cause slippage. This is a situation that is easily remedied by applying heavy-duty heavy stick tape under the rug. There is actually a tape designed for rugs for this very purpose. You also want to make sure you have non-slip rugs in the kitchen and bathrooms. Anywhere that water has the potential to be spilled becomes a danger zone.
Add More Light
Maneuvering around in the dark can cause accidents for anyone especially when furniture has been moved or pets are laying down in a pathway. A few strategically placed motion sensor lights can be a big help. These work great down long hallways and staircases.
Climbing up and down stairs can become a challenge for seniors. They will end up putting more weight on the railings. You want to make sure your railings are sturdy and don’t wobble or shake. That holds true for any porch railings as well. Along with railings, you might want to think about adding grip bars in the bathroom. These will help anyone get in and out of the tub without falling.
Get Rid of Clutter
Getting rid of clutter goes a long way towards making your home safer. Anytime something is carelessly dropped on the floor it can turn into a tripping hazard. Navigating from room to room shouldn’t be a burden. It can help if you remove extra furniture that isn’t being used. That is a job where Junk King Orange County can make a huge difference. You’ll be turning your clutter over to a team of experienced movers who will make short work of getting it lifted and loaded onto their truck for fast disposal. Making your home fall-proof should begin with a junk removal session from Junk King Orange County.