Is your home as safe as you think it is? Nearly 20,000 Americans dies each year from accidents within their own homes. Today we will discuss one of these leading causes, as well as actions you can take to prevent unnecessary accidents!
Falling Is More Dangerous Than You Think
The leading cause of accidental deaths at home is falling. From falls down stairs to falls in the bathroom, nearly 6000 Americans die from falling at home each year. 1 out of every 3 senior citizens over the age of 65 is involved in a serious fall each year, and over 600,000 adults will go to the hospital from fall injuries. Falls can lead to bone breaks or fractures, as well as serious head injuries that can increase the risk of an early death.
How We Can Help
You can protect yourself and your family from unnecessary falls by upgrading your home to be a safer place. At Lone Star Walk In Tubs, we provide safe bathing solutions such as walk-in tubs and accessible showers.
Other safety measures you can try include installing grab bars throughout the bathroom, hallways, and seated areas. Bright and well-placed lighting, along with keeping the floor clean of clutter can prevent ripping or falling over hard-to-see objects. Removing rugs can also help, since rugs are often a ripping or slipping hazard. Additionally, consider wearing rubber sold shoes or slippers in the house, as this can protect your feet and provide much-needed traction.
To learn more, or to schedule your free in-home consultation, give us a call at (972) 695-3027 today!