How do you prevent your elderly loved ones from falling?

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and it always happen when their going to get their things by their own in the room

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My relative has fallen several times since returning from the NH after a broken hip. Therefore, she is forbidden from bending, stooping, lifting, reaching, opening the window, turning off the fan on her own, using the stove, or trying to walk without her walker, She has decided on her own not to use the microwave. Her caregivers or I do all the reaching, etc for her. Of course, even if forbidden to do certain things, they will do what they are going to do. My relative does not Alz, so she knows the consequences of her actions. If someone does have dementia, they will not remember being told they can't do certain things, and they will not remember there are consequences. Or the relatives or caregivers may not feel comfortable forbidding certain activites. Make sure there are no rugs on the floor, that there is nothing in the way to fall into. Make sure that your relative wears slipper socks at night with the rubber pieces at the bottom that prevent skids. Make sure the floor is dry. Make sure there are nightlights everywhere at night, so that when they wake up to go to the bathroom, they can see. If your relative is going to get things on her own, make sure she does not have to reach for it, either in the closet, or at the back of the dresser. I leave everything in arm's reach for my relative. If your relative drops anything, and does not know how to use a grabber/does not have one, make sure he/she does not try to pick it up. On the other hand, there is danger of falling if the elder tries to walk over it. There is no way to prevent all falls, but it has now been 5 1/2 months since my relatives's last fall.
All of the safety measures in the article are important but better balance could be
improved through basic balance exercises that can be done with only a chair for safety and support: building strength and mobility. Increased balance and strength
could help the senior to aid his caregiver in getting in and out of bed and in and out
of a chair. "Balance has less to do with strengthand everything to do with an
elderly person's ability to get around and live independently. Yet, few people
practice balance--until it is too late." Indiana University at Bloomington.

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