What Should Be Considered In Preventing Home Accidents For The Elderly?

Home accidents, are the accidents rank second in Turkey in terms of being commonplace, right after the traffic accidents. Stating that home accidents threaten the elderly and children most, Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Turhan Özler said that it is possible to reduce the risk with simple measures to be taken.

Stating that in most cases of home accidents, falls are the primary reason observed, Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Prof. Dr. Turhan Özler added that these falls were mostly in the form of slippery ground or falling from a height. Prof. Dr. Turhan Özler made the following suggestions about what should be done to prevent falls in the elderly: “Eye problems start to occur after a certain age in the elderly. Therefore, our elderly people can fall over any item on the floor. For this reason, it is necessary to be very careful that the houses with the elderly are not messy. In addition, the absence of slippery materials on the floor, the removal of carpets that may cause slipping are among the measures that can be taken to reduce the risks. Slippers can pose a risk for the elderly. For this reason, wearing sneakers or shoes-like slippers instead of slippers will prevent falling."

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