As the proud owner of TruBlue, it's my mission to create safer, more accessible homes for seniors, a demographic dear to my heart. Today, I want to talk about something that's often overlooked yet extremely important: fall prevention.
Why is Fall Prevention So Important?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 falls each year. This statistic isn't just a number; it's a warning. Falls can result in severe injuries, decreased mobility, loss of independence, and can even be fatal.
What is Fall Prevention?
Fall prevention is a comprehensive approach aimed at reducing the number of accidental falls suffered by the elderly. This involves everything from home modifications to lifestyle adjustments, and it's where TruBlue steps in to make a meaningful difference.
Addressing Environmental Risks
A significant aspect of fall prevention revolves around optimizing the home environment:
1. De-Clutter: Remove clutter from walking paths, ensuring clear passage throughout the home.
2. Proper Lighting: Well-lit rooms and hallways reduce the risk of tripping over unseen obstacles.
3. Non-Slip Surfaces: Install non-slip mats in bathrooms and kitchens to avoid slippery mishaps.
4. Handrails and Grab Bars: Vital for balance and support, especially in areas like staircases and bathrooms.
Focusing on Personal Health
Fall prevention isn't just about external modifications; it's also about enhancing personal well-being:
1. Regular Check-ups: Keep up-to-date with vision and hearing tests. Medication reviews are also essential.
2. Physical Fitness: Exercises that improve balance, strength, and coordination can significantly reduce the risk of falls.
3. Proper Footwear: Invest in non-slip, comfortable footwear that offers good support.
How TruBlue Can Help
As a part of our commitment to providing complete home care solutions, we specialize in:
- Performing comprehensive home safety assessments.
- Offering customized home modification services.
- Collaborating with healthcare providers for holistic care.
Introducing Our "Prevent the Fall" Campaign
Because of our deep commitment to making senior lives safer, we are proud to launch our "Prevent the Fall" campaign. For a limited time, we are offering 100 FREE grab bars to those who need them the most.
Grab bars are simple yet effective devices that can be installed in bathrooms or other high-risk areas to provide extra support and balance. And the best part? We at TruBlue will handle the installation, ensuring they are securely placed for maximum effectiveness.
Don't miss out on this opportunity. Click here or contact us directly to nominate someone for a free grab bar. Together, let's make a difference and turn the statistics around.
As a TruBlue owner, I'm not just running a business, I'm participating in a movement to protect and honor our seniors. Let's commit to keeping them safe, one home at a time.
Thank you for your trust in TruBlue. We look forward to making your homes safer and your lives better.
*TruBlue locations are individually owned and operated.
Offer valid at participating locations only.
Subject to terms and conditions. No purchase necessary for entry.
Promotion not valid with other offers. To be eligible, nominees must be received by September 30, 2023.