Precaution Tips for Falls and Slips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Niru Prasad   

Prevent Falls


Here are some safety precaution tips to prevent slips, trips and falls.


Accidental injuries and falls can cause temporary or permanent disabilities in any person, so here are some guidelines for prevention:

Always have a light switch close to your bed that you can reach without getting out of bed.

Check your carpets frequently for any sharp objects or loose corners.

Use bath mats with suction cups in the bathtub.

Wear slippers that fit snugly and don’t walk around in your stocking feet.

Tack your rugs so they lie flat and replace rugs or runners that tend to slip or attach a non-slip backing to them.

Check your medications frequently by your pharmacist since some over-the-counter medication can make you drowsy and dizzy.