Prevent Injuries at Home

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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