Safety Point: Preventing Falls
Everyone falls down sometimes.
Some people are more likely to fall than others.
- If you fall, you could break a bone or cut yourself.
- Sometimes, falls can even cause death.
If you fall, tell someone right away.
- You are more likely to fall if:
- You have epilepsy
- You have cerebral palsy
- You are elderly
There are things you can do to keep yourself safe.
- Tell someone else that you fell so that they can help make sure you did not hurt yourself.
- If you fall down and cannot get up, yell for help or try to get to a phone.
More Tips to Avoid Falling:
- If you use a cane or a walker, learn how to use it properly.
- Walk slowly and do not run.
- Keep your floor clutter-free to avoid tripping.
More ways to make your home a safer place:
- Hold onto the railings when you are walking up or down the stairs.
- Never put anything on the stairs.
- Keep your floors dry.
- Put night lights around your house to avoid falling at night.