Warmer days, sunny skies and blooming flowers are sure signs of a welcome change in seasons. Before you enjoy time outdoors, why not spruce up inside? Clearing out clutter is more than just tidying up your home — it also creates a safer environment
that helps to reduce stress and prevent unexpected falls and accidents.
Put away, or secure, tripping hazards such as loose rugs or electrical cords.
Store clothing, dishes and food where they’ll be easy to reach.
Light up your home with night lights.
Place a lamp within reach of your bed for middle-of-the-night needs.
If you are worried about falling or if you recently had a fall, consider making an appointment with your doctor to talk about your concerns and potential care options. You can also call Sharp Senior Resource Centers at 1-619-740-4214 to learn about fall prevention classes or to set up a resource consultation.