We’ve all been spending more time at home the last several months. We wanted to share some tips to make your home environment safer.
Clear clutter in your home
Pick up clutter in your home so you have a clear path to walk. Keep things like books, boxes, and shoes off the floor.
Keep your home well lit
Make sure your home is well lit- this might include using nightlights for nighttime bathroom trips.
Wear appropriate footwear
Consider wearing shoes with a non-slip sole in the home to prevent falls because walking in stocking feet could lead to increased slips and falls.
Get up slowly
When you get up from a chair or bed make sure to get up slowly. Moving too quickly can cause your blood pressure to drop which might make you feel unsteady.
Stay on track with a regular exercise program. Try to find a way to move every day.
If you are interested in more individualized recommendations to improve your safety at home consider scheduling a home safety assessment or a consult with one of our physical therapists. We are offering visits in person at our clinic or virtually over telehealth. Please contact us for more information.
We look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals.
TeaMPT: Rachel, Julie, Christine, Yoshi, Liz, Heidi, Kasandra, Eve, and Toni