How to prevent slippage?
Common sense goes a long way.
Slippage can seriously threaten your health and independence. Skiing is the leading cause of serious injury and death.
People with arthritis, osteoporosis and mobility are at greater risk. A sad statistic suggests that one in five americans will die within a year of a hip fracture. More than 30,000 cases of hip fractures are hospitalized each year.
There are many reasons for slippage, but they usually have one thing in common.
They could have been stopped.
Use common sense to prevent slippage:
Accidents do occur, but most slippage can and should be prevented. The key to preventing most slips and falls is to follow some simple common sense tips. Take the time to identify, control and eliminate hazards in your home and reduce the likelihood of slipping and falling.
Prevent slipping in the living room:
Clean the messy floor. (picks up papers, books, shoes, toys, magazines, etc.)
Beware of low furniture. (tea table, footstool, etc.)
Secure loose telephones, computers and wires.
Ensure or avoid carpet throwing. (especially for linoleum, wood floor, or tile floors, or those rolled up)
Repair the bump on the carpet.
Pay special attention to changes in floor surfaces. (when carpet meets tile floor)
Small steps to staying healthy.
When it comes to New Year’s health resolutions, we need to focus on the little things that can be easily maintained throughout the year. Follow this one-month guide for daily tips.
Prevent slipping into the kitchen:
When you need to enter the top kitchen cabinet, use a sturdy stool (not a chair).
Use teachers to help access those high shelves.
Organize your kitchen more easily.
Keep kitchen drawers and cabinets closed.
Use a non-slip carpet in front of the sink.
Don’t wax or polish the floor.
Prevent slipping into the bathroom:
Use the bathroom, shower and bathtub to install the actual handrails. (note: towel racks, soap boxes, etc.) are not designed to maintain a person’s weight.
Be careful around soapy water.
Soft water can make the shower slippery.
If you are prone to falls, use a shower chair and a hand shower.
Use a non-slip bath mat for showers and sinks. (they help absorb splashes)
Use a rubber pad or anti-skid sticker in the bathtub.
Clean puddles quickly.
Prevent slipping into the bedroom:
Pick up clothes, shoes or other items from the floor.
Close the dresser drawer.
Before you get up, make sure you spend time by your bed, making sure you don’t feel dizzy or dizzy.
Wear the right clothes. You can wear a coat, trousers or a long robe.
Use appropriate shoes and shoes to prevent slipping:
Shoes and shoes should fit.
Choose low heels and step shoes whenever possible.
The soles and heels of shoes should provide good traction and prevent slipping. (note: traction is measured by the friction mass on the surface, which allows you to walk without slipping and falling.)
Prevent slipping while walking:
A little more slowly. Take your time.
Don’t rush to open the front door or answer the phone.
If you feel unstable, use a walking stick or walker.
Maintain good maintenance of all auxiliary equipment. (replace worn rubber tip, etc.)
Be careful when walking up the road, it may be difficult to maintain a foothold. (e.g. Loose rock, uneven ground, or broken road surface)
See where you’re going.
Avoid distractions and focus on what you’re doing.
When the surface becomes wet, it is always very wet. (note sprinklers, rain, ice or snow)
Keep lanes and sidewalks free of ice.
Notice the water coming from the outside.
Be careful on any smooth surface.
Use anti-skid products and materials. (e.g. anti-skid carpet to reduce your chances of slipping on the tarpaulin)
Prevent slipping on stairs and steps:
Always keep clear steps and stairs.
Keep the stairs light.
If possible, install strong handrails on both sides.
Add steps for anti-skid safety pedals.
Always put one hand on the arm rest.
Don’t overload yourself. (no: carrying smaller, lighter loads and/or extra trips)
Take time to reduce the likelihood of miscalculation.
Prevent slipping into garage:
Clean greasy, greasy or muddy floors.
Clean up and tidy up the mess. (it’s easy to trip over misplaced objects in the storage area)
Don’t use a “shift” ladder instead of a real one. (note: chairs, boxes, buckets, etc. Cannot be used in place of really strong ladders.)
Be careful when climbing high.
Be especially careful when reaching out or extending your hand, especially on a ladder.
Use better vision and light to prevent slippage:
Turn on the lights! It’s easy to miss unknown objects lurking in the dark.
Wear your glasses if you need them.
Ask an ophthalmologist to check your eyesight regularly. (you may have vision changes and/or cataracts, etc.)
Don’t wear sunglasses indoors.
Give your eyes a chance to adjust. (entering the dark area from the bright area and vice versa can lead to temporary vision problems)
Prevent children from slipping:
Keep your child under constant supervision. The obvious dangers are not always obvious.
Don’t let the child climb on the furniture. (table, table, etc.)
Be sure to tie your child to a high chair, shopping cart, and baby cart.
Keep the game away from Windows, sliding yard doors, porches, balconies and other dangerous areas.
Prevent slipping and falling near your pet.
Smaller pets may be at your feet, causing you to travel on them or above.
Bigger pets can jump on you and throw you off balance.
Prevent falls and movement:
It becomes less active or sedentary due to arthritis pain, fatigue and other limitations. Lack of exercise leads to weakness. Exercise increases strength and balance, builds coordination, and helps you feel better. Ask your doctor or physiotherapist what type of exercise is best for you. Types of arthritis include:
Consider using assistive devices, mobile AIDS, and other useful gadgets. The limitations of arthritis can make tasks challenging and frustrating. Remember, there are products that can help.
Pay close attention to your medications. Check your medications (including supplements and other products you take over the counter) with your doctor. Certain medications or combinations can cause dizziness, lethargy, dizziness, fatigue, and other side effects that can lead to slipping.