Preventing Falls on StairsPosted March 18, 2013
Falling on Stairs Can Cause Life-Altering Injuries
The stairs in your home — the ones you climb up and down every day — can be dangerous. A large portion of Canadians who visit hospitals after a fall on or from stairs or steps in their homes are seniors (men and women 65 years or older). When seniors fall, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting. Elderly people and individuals who face mobility challenges are especially vulnerable because even a small slip or fall can cause brittle bones to break or fracture.
You Can Prevent Falls from Happening on Your Stairs
Sadly, most of these life-altering falls on or from stairs can be prevented if the home had been equipped with a few affordable mobility products. Prevention starts by keeping in mind that there are risks when people use stairs, anticipating these risks and trying to plan ahead for them is an effective solution. Good planning and simple strategies can help everyone prevent falls and injuries.
HME Mobility Products and Free In-Home Safety Assessments Are the Solution You Need
It is HME’s goal to make all homes safe and comfortable for individuals with mobility challenges. Not only do we retail mobility products of the highest quality but we also offer in-home consultations with our trained and certified mobility specialists who can audit your home and show you safety hazards you may not have considered.