As the cold winter months roll around, senior safety is always worth reviewing. Good quality and length of life requires that people take care of themselves. This may involve a healthy diet, exercise, and regular doctor visits. Unfortunately, every 11 seconds an older adult is treated for a fall in the emergency room. Even if they’re diligent in staying healthy in other ways, this can be devastating for an elderly person. Let’s learn how to help your seniors prevent falls.
Any building or activity can contain risks for falling, but with the right safety measures in place, the risks can be greatly reduced. The following infographic is a visual guide on how you can help your residents learn what to look for to prevent and avoid slips, trips and falls in your care community and elsewhere.
If you would like to have this printed as a poster, right-click on the image and choose “Save image as” from the pop-up list. Save the image to your computer, then send it to a local printer to create a great poster that can be displayed in your community to assist staff and residents in making your community a safer place.
Happy holidays to you and your favorite seniors!