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Winter Time Fall Prevention

Winter Time Fall Prevention

Winter is a beautiful time of year, but it can also be a dangerous season, particularly for seniors who are at a higher risk for falls. Cold temperatures and ice on the ground can make it difficult to maintain balance and stability, leading to an increased risk of falls.

To prevent falls this winter, it's important to take a few precautions. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Wear proper footwear: Make sure you have good, sturdy shoes with non-slip soles to help prevent slips and falls on icy surfaces.

Keep your home clear of clutter: Keep walkways, hallways, and stairways clear of clutter to reduce the risk of tripping.

Use handrails: If you have stairs in your home, be sure to use handrails when going up and down to help maintain your balance.

Exercise regularly: Staying active can help improve your balance and stability, making you less likely to fall.

Keep your home well-lit: Make sure you have adequate lighting in your home, particularly in areas where you walk frequently.

If you or a loved one is concerned about falls this winter, mobility products can be a great help. Mobility Plus Shelby Township offers a variety of products to assist with mobility and fall prevention, including:

Canes: Canes can provide additional support and stability when walking.

Walkers: Walkers can help you maintain balance and stability when walking, particularly if you have difficulty with balance or mobility.

Rollators: Rollators are a type of walking aid that includes wheels and a basket, making it easier to move around and carry items with you.

Scooters: Scooters can be a great option for those who have difficulty walking long distances or for those who are looking for a more efficient way to get around.

If you or a loved one is interested in mobility products to help with fall prevention this winter, visit Mobility Plus Shelby Township for more information and to browse their selection of products.