We all reach a time in our life as we age when we need to hang on to something when we are walking through the house. This is particularly true when we get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. First, we grab hold of the bed side table to push ourselves out of bed. Then we reach for a chest of drawers or chair along the way from the bed to the bathroom. None of these are designed to be hand rails and they can turn over or slide and suddenly we have a fall.
There are some solutions to stay safe in your home.
- Screw the bed side table to the wall so that it is secure.
- Remove rugs.
- Move furniture that us in the way of normal travel.
- Have properly installed towel bars and hand rails