If you have osteoporosis, then preventing falls should be a priority. One of the most important things you can do is to make your home as safe as possible. Making your home safe may take a little effort but taking the time to do it, will help reduce the risk of a fall that can lead to osteoporotic fractures. Here are some practical home safety tips, you can use.
Remove Slippery Area Rugs
Area rugs may look great and add a touch of elegance to a room, but they can cause falls. You may accidentally fall by placing your foot somewhere on the rug that causes it to slide or bunch. It is best to remove these rugs no matter how much they may enhance your home decor. If you must use area rugs, then make sure they are non-slip rugs.
With all the devices now available, you may find that you have several cords that are jumbled together, especially if you use multiple outlet extension cords. You should use tape to neatly, tie up and secure these cords to prevent yourself from tripping over them.
Put Grab Bars In The Bathroom
The bathroom can be a slippery place, and this is why you must take every precaution to prevent falls from occurring there. There are fixtures that you can add to your bathroom to make it much safer. The best fixtures you can add to your bathroom walls to prevent falls are grab bars. You can add them near the toilet and most importantly near the tub or shower so that you can have extra support when necessary.
Use A Nightlight Or Flashlight
If you like to sleep in the dark, you may have to change that habit, especially if you normally wake up to use the bathroom at night. The walk from your bed to the bathroom may prove to be a dangerous one, especially if you are a bit groggy. You may accidentally trip over something or bounce your foot against objects in the room that can cause a fall. The solution is to use a nightlight in the room or to keep a flashlight close to the bed so that you can have as much light as possible to see where you are going.
With a few simple adjustments, you can make your home a much safer place in order to prevent any accidents that can lead to osteoporotic fractures. Contact a company like Radius for more information and assistance.