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Prevent Slips ‘n Falls at Home

The 2010 Winter Olympics start on February 12th and we are sure to see plenty of spills and thrills.  And though slips and falls are commonplace in the arena or on the slopes, they shouldn’t happen at home.  

It surprised me to learn that more than 1 million people in the U.S. experience a significant slip, trip or fall each year.  And an average of 17,000 of them die because of it. 

According to the National Safety Council, 70% of slips and falls occur on level ground, by everyday people like you and me.

The risks of falling increase as we age.  Annually, about 30% of those age 65 and older fall at least once, and 15% fall twice.  Many falls result in broken bones or death.  Of course there are risk groups among children as well.  Infants are more likely to fall from furniture, while toddlers are more likely to fall from windows. 

The good news is that most falls are preventable.   What are you doing to prevent falls in and around your home?

Slip and Fall Prevention Products

Standers and Standing Aids

 

Walkers

 

Rollators

 

Mobility Scooters for Indoors and Outdoors

 

 

Canes

 

Grab Bars

 

Bed Rails

 

Toilet Safety Frames

 

Raised Toilet Seats

 

Shower Chairs

 

Bone Health

 

Balance and Core Strength

 

Ramps

 

Bed Alarms

 

Baby Gates and Railnets

 

Children’s Bed Rails 

 

 Nightlights

 

Don’t let slips and falls happen to your or your loved ones!  Take stock and put together your Fall Prevention Plan today.

Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton