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Quick Tips to improve safety at home

Here are some quick tips from Foundation Physical Therapy in Denver to improve safety and reduce your fall risk at home:

– ensure rooms are well lit
– remove loose rugs
– remove clutter
– secure electric cords
– install grab bars in bathroom
– use shower bench or chair
– install handrails at steps
– be mindful of pets

If a fall does occur, do not get up right away. Take a moment to assess how you are feeling. A fall may cause fractures, head injuries, lacerations or internal bleeding .If you are bleeding, have hit your head or have pain, seek immediate medical attention.

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11 Nov, 2015

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