The most common area for a fall to occur is the bathroom and bedroom. This is because both rooms require a significant amount of floor traction and visibility - regardless of age. Whether it’s slippery floors or limited lighting it’s important both rooms be checked for any potential fall risks.
Majority of home health experts, such as an occupational therapist, will tell you that the bathroom is one of the most important areas of the home to address. As we all know, the bathroom is often wet and slippery which will always increase the likelihood of losing balance and falling.
There are many modifications that can reduce fall risk throughout the entire home depending on one’s needs, budget and style.
Top modifications to consider:
• Contrast Tape on Stair Treads
• Grab Bars
• Organizational Bins and Storage Space