From non-slip mats to grab bars: How to prevent falls at home

Changes that can be made at home include installing grab bars in the bathroom and using anti-slip adhesive strips on shower trays or floors that are frequently wet.
Changes that can be made at home include installing grab bars in the bathroom and using anti-slip adhesive strips on shower trays or floors that are frequently wet.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Many elderly people fall in their homes and even minor falls can lead to serious injuries.

Apart from getting health issues such as cataracts or osteoporosis treated, elderly adults should modify their home environment to minimise the likelihood of falls, said Dr Tan Sok Chuen, an orthopaedic specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

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