Name: Fall Prevention Plan
Physical activity can go a long way toward fall prevention. With your doctor's OK, consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi. Such activities may reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. (Always check with your doctor first)
If you avoid physical activity because you're afraid it will make a fall more likely, tell your doctor. He or she may recommend carefully monitored exercise programs or refer you to a physical therapist. The physical therapist can create a custom exercise program aimed at improving your balance, flexibility, muscle strength and gait.
Wear sensible shoes
Consider changing your footwear as part of your fall-prevention plan. High heels, floppy slippers and shoes with slick soles can make an individual slip, stumble and fall. Instead, wear properly fitting, sturdy shoes with nonskid soles. Sensible shoes may also reduce joint pain.
Remove home hazards
Look around the home as the living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, hallways and stairways may be filled with hazards.
Remove boxes, newspapers, electrical cords and phone cords from walkways.
Move coffee tables, magazine racks and plant stand from high-traffic areas.
Secure loose rugs with double-faced tape, tacks or a slip-resistant backing — or remove loose rugs from your home.
Repair loose, wooden floorboards and carpeting right away.
Store clothing, dishes, food and other necessities within easy reach.
Immediately clean spilled liquids, grease or food.
Use nonslip mats in your bathtub or shower. Use a bath seat, which allows you to sit while showering.
Light up your living space
Keep the home brightly lit to avoid tripping on objects that are hard to see.
Place night lights in the bedroom, bathroom and hallways.
Place a lamp within reach the bed for middle-of-the-night needs.
Make clear paths to light switches that aren't near a room entrance for glow-in-the-dark or illuminated switches.
Turn on the lights before going up or down stairs.
Store flashlights in easy-to-find places in case of power outages.
. Use assistive devices
Handrails for both sides of stairways
Nonslip treads for bare-wood steps
A raised toilet seat or one with armrests
Grab bars for the shower
A sturdy plastic seat for the shower or tub — plus a hand-held shower nozzle for bathing while sitting down.
2. Raised Toilet Seat
3. Grab Bars
5.Non-Slip Tread for Stairs