Fall Preventions

Preventing falls in the KITCHEN

  1. Keep commonly used items within easy reach. This limits having to stoop very low or reach up high. A long-handled reacher, with rubber grips, helps with out-of-reach items.
  2. A step stool is a necessary item for every kitchen. Choose a sturdy one, preferably with a hand rail. Resist the temptation to climb up on chairs or tables – they definitely aren’t designed for that purpose.
  3. Clean up spills immediately; they may cause you to slip and fall later if forgotten.
  4. Make sure all cords are up somewhere
  5. Keep drawers and cabinet doors closed when not in use.

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