According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year about one in three older adults will experience a fall. Many of these falls occur in the home due to the presence of safety hazards. I have found the stairwell to be a common area for falls to occur.
Fortunately safety hazards can be corrected. Follow these steps to improve the safety of your stairwell.
Have a peaceful week
Before working at Nexus Alert, I never understood the seriousness of falling for seniors. I thought the advertisements that say “help! I’ve fallen…” were just fodder for parodies. They are so irritating. BUT that doesn’t mean there isn’t a real danger.
Thanks for spreading the word!— Joe Spencer / March 22nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm