Living Room

 

Getting up from sofas/easy chairs

Risk Factors Prevention
  • Sofas/easy chairs don’t support safe egress
  • Smooth, slippery floors such as vinyl or wood
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Electrical cords across the floor
  • Rearrange lights and electronics along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter
  • Relocate low-lying coffee table (may be difficult to see and hazardous)
  • Remove sliding throw rugs or secure them with non-slip backing
  • Tape down upended carpet edges
  • Create wide, straight and clear paths
  • Provide sofas with armrests to support safe egress
  • Use transfer pole to assist with safe sofa/easy chair egress

Other Areas of Fall Prevention

Right at Home has a stellar reputation for providing excellent care and going the extra mile. In fact, we've found that Right at Home's owners and staff are more creative in their approach to care, which results in superb service for our clients.

Kathleen D., RN, BC, CMC, Geriatric Care Manager

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