November is the time to renew our focus on fall prevention, especially for our senior communities. At Optima Living communities across Western Canada, we prioritize safety year-round. Here are five actionable tips to keep you or your loved ones safe and secure as we step into fall prevention awareness:
1. Home Safety Check
Take a tour of your living space and identify potential hazards, like loose rugs or cluttered pathways. Make necessary adjustments to create a fall-proof environment.
2. Stay Active
Regular physical activity helps maintain balance, flexibility, and strength. Consider joining one of our fitness classes, watching our online fitness resources, or enjoying a daily stroll to boost your overall health.
3. Review Medications
Consult your healthcare provider to review your medications. Some drugs may cause dizziness or unsteadiness as a side effect. Adjustments can be made to ensure your safety.
4. Vision and Hearing Checks
Ensure that your vision and hearing are in good condition. Regular eye and ear check-ups are essential for detecting and addressing potential issues that could lead to falls.
5. Fall-Prevention Aids
Utilize assistive devices like handrails, grab bars, and non-slip mats to make your home more secure. All Optima Living communities are equipped with these amenities to ensure your safety.
Fall prevention is a year-round commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle. At Optima Living, we're here to support you every step of the way. Take these actionable tips to increase everyday safety for you or your loved ones.
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