Reduce Your Risk For Falls - What is a Home Safety Check Assessment?
One in four older adults fall every year and your safety is the key issue. Most falls can be avoided with fall risk management. Having a safety assessment of your home may help you determine what is best for you to remain safe and independent in your own home. Comforcare can offer free home safety checks and fall risk assessments to help identify factors that could lead to a fall and suggest interventions to family and caregivers to improve your independence and well-being.
Know your risk factors: common causes of falls among older adults
Frequent falls/fear of falling
Balance issues/poor mobility and gait
Deteriorating eyesight or hearing
Hoarding or piled up papers, bills, clothes
Deterioration in your ability to shower or bathe
Trouble keeping up with housework
Reduced muscle strength
Poor reaction times
Limitations in mobility and undertaking activities of daily living (ADL's)