Injuries have a way of happening when you least expect them. Some injuries are freakish in nature and completely unavoidable (Injuries like my broken hand! Although it didn't happen at home). However, there are places around your home where injuries are more likely to occur. You should be proactive and take steps to make these areas safer. This will prevent you and your family from suffering injuries that could have been easily avoided. Safeguarding your home will not be a long and expensive procedure. In fact, you will be amazed at how easy it is to do this. The time you spend doing this will be well worth it in the long run. You will be avoiding potentially expensive trips to the doctor or hospital. Here are a few of the ways you can use to protect your family from injuries.
1. Shower safety
Thousands of people every year are seriously injured because they slip
and fall while taking a shower. This is especially common with elderly
people. However, there are simple measures you can take to make these
accidents less likely. You simply need to install a couple of items in
the shower. First of all, grab bars are simply handles that are attached
to the wall. They are easy for a person to hold on to while they are
showering. They can also be used when a person is in an awkward position
where they might lose their balance. Non-slip mats or sand strips
should also be placed on the bottom of the tub. These will allow the
person using the shower to have a larger amount of traction. These items
can be purchased at your local home improvement store.
2. Door safety
Fingers getting slammed in a door is something that happens occasionally
in a home. One of the most dangerous parts of the door is in the area
where the hinges are located. A space opens up whenever the door is
opened. Children often have their fingers hurt because they do not
remove them from this area before it closes completely. Future Fashionista has had this happen to her before. You cannot imagine my heartbreak when I realized I closed the door and her fingers got smashed in that open space. Door finger protector strips are available that block this area and prevent fingers
from being placed inside of it. Visit
http://www.fingershieldusa.com/products/ to learn more.
3. Sharp edges of furniture
Toddlers will fall down when they are trying to walk. This is why you
need to make sure that protective coverings are placed on all the sharp
edges and corners of the various pieces of furniture in your home.
What other tips do you have to protect yourself from accidents in the home?
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