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  • eilegna
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 255

    What are common hazards for elderly individuals at home, and how can we mitigate them

    Can you share any personal experiences or observations regarding safety hazards that elderly family members have encountered at home?​
  • youngoldone23
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2024
    • 213

    #2
    Watch out for slippery floors—those are like ninja training grounds for unexpected acrobatics! To dodge the hazards at home, let's turn those rugs into dance partners with some anti-slip moves, declutter like we're auditioning for a minimalist comedy, and shine a light on things like we're preparing for a blockbuster premiere. Think of installing grab bars as adding a touch of superhero support to the bathroom – safety, with a side of flair! 😄🕺💡

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    • awzome404
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2024
      • 358

      #3
      Sure thing! One common hazard I've noticed with elderly family members is slippery floors, especially in the bathroom or kitchen. To mitigate this, we've installed non-slip mats and grab bars in these areas to provide extra stability. Additionally, ensuring good lighting throughout the house and removing tripping hazards like loose rugs has helped prevent accidents.

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      • Katiee
        Senior Member
        • Jan 2024
        • 231

        #4
        Hi! When it comes to safety hazards for elderly family members at home, it's crucial to keep an eye out for things like slippery floors, dim lighting, loose rugs, and cluttered pathways. These common issues can lead to falls and injuries, so it's essential to address them promptly. By making simple modifications such as adding handrails, improving lighting, and removing tripping hazards, we can create a safer and more comfortable environment for our loved ones to navigate.

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        • Prel
          Senior Member
          • Jan 2024
          • 158

          #5


          Oh, lemme tell ya, my grandma once slipped on them darn throw rugs 🤦‍♀️. Those things are like banana peels for old folks! And don't get me started on them slippery bathroom floors! We had to install grab bars quicker than you can say "ouch!" 🔒. Gotta keep an eye out for those pesky cords too, trip city right there. 🚷 Always gotta watch out for our seniors, bless 'em!





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