Slips and falls are one of the most common reasons why elderly ones are injured, either in a home or in a business. How can you make sure your business or home is accessible and safe for the elderly?
First of all, keep all power chords and lines free from the flow of traffic, and not laying freely across the floor. Reducing the number of chords on the floor will decrease the chance of a slip or fall for an elderly person. In addition, in the case of an emergency, have emergency contact information accessible near a telephone or doorway. In the case of a slip or fall, having such emergency lifelines like the ‘Life Alert’ necklace will allow emergency response teams to react quickly.
Also, bathrooms are one of the main areas where elderly ones are most likely to fall. Keeping your floors cleaned, your area free of clutter, and stalls handicap accessible will keep elderly ones from injury.
These are just a few things you will need to keep in mind to prevent injury to elderly ones and keep yourself from blame in the case of a court case.