Feel Safe In Your Home, by Avoiding Trips and Falls
As we age, home maintenance and even self-care can become a challenge. Many injuries that are sustained in-home are the result of hazards that are easy to fix, but also easy to overlook.
At Stay At Home Safety, we prioritize your safety and peace of mind as an independent senior citizen.
Our dedicated Safety Specialist can identify trips and falls hazards for seniors who wish to stay at home. A “simple fall” can lead to serious injuries if you are advanced in years.
With a simple home safety check, we can help you age in place without worry.
In fact, we will also go one step further and provide recommendations that can prevent future accidents. This also includes referrals for local handymen and contractors who can upgrade your home if needed.
Safety Assessment to Prevent Trip & Fall Hazards
Trips and falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in seniors 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We do not take this statistic lightly.
Our Senior Home Safety Specialists understand that house safety should be a priority when the years start to take a toll. Trips and falls are the results of the most common hazards in homes that are not equipped for an aging senior. Our Senior Home Safety Specialist carefully look for areas that make a house safer for seniors, both the more obvious areas and the less thought of areas of risk.
Common Trips And Falls Risk Areas Include:
- The Stairs – A trip due to an uneven tread or loose carpet can lead to a tumble which can in turn can lead to broken bones or worse.
- The Bathroom – Slippery surfaces or throw rugs can lead to a serious fall.
- Narrow Walkways – Walkways can sometimes become narrow as furniture, bushes and other stored items encroach into the space. Unorganized items around the house is a serious fall hazard that you may or may not notice until it is too late.
- Extension Cords – An exposed extension wire can lead to trip and fall accidents and even cause an electrical fire if it short circuits.
- Accessibility issues – As you age, your need for accessible solutions increases as well. Ramps, wider doorways, and even something as simple as the relocation of a light switch can ensure you stay safe and remain an independent senior.
We Reduce Risks to Eliminate Trips and Falls at Home
At the end of our 2-hour assessment, you, your caregivers, or your children who are taking care of you, will receive a comprehensive checklist with valuable safety tips and recommendations. The report will contain risks that we identify around the house and what can be done to eliminate them.
Stay in your home longer and without stress. Our Safety Specialists are not just trained personnel. They are certified by Age Safe America, an international training and consulting organization dedicated to helping seniors age in place safely, as a Senior Home Safety Specialist. This comprehensive training plus hands-on experience with homes puts them at the forefront of a thorough assessment and an easy to understand set of net steps. The knowledge and experience they bring to each assessment are undeniable and one of the main reasons behind our successful recommendations.
Trips and falls at home are the leading cause of injuries among seniors. Depending on the injuries you sustain, you can lose your independence partially or completely.
Retain your freedom well into your golden years and take precautions by scheduling a home safety assessment today. We can pinpoint dangers you may not even realize your home has! A simple slip can lead to disastrous consequences you may have to live with for years.
Get In Touch With Stay At Home Safety Today
Our entire focus is on making your home a safe place for you to retire. Have Stay At Home Safety recommend what repairs make sense for your aging house.
We identify risk factors that are most likely to cause trips and falls, and what home security risks will impact your life in the house you call home.
Schedule A Safety Specialist – Who can help you identify what will make your home a safer place to live in. Our team of Stay At Home Safety Specialist know what to look for, and are available to help you STAY at home.