Prevent falls by following these tips Prevent falls by following these tips

Prevent falls by following these tips

Current living 22 September, 2017 Isabel Vallejo


As we age, we experience a greater risk of falling, the consequences of which also become greater. To prevent them, the Madrid HM University Hospital offers the following recommendations:

  • Try to have good lighting, especially if there are stairs.
  • Use the hand rails found above the stairs.
  • Avoid the use of slick adhesive strips or rugged surfaces in slippery bathtubs and showers
  • Use handles to support yourself in the bathtub.
  • Check to see that the floor is not slippery.
  • At home, try to use rugs that will not slip out from under you.
  • Regular exercise increases the strength in your legs and improves your balance.
  • In public areas, find ramps to access different areas and use elevators to go up and down floors.

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