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Winter accidents don’t just happen at ski resorts, but also in our everyday, normal surroundings. Icy roads, pavements and stairs are the main cause of wintertime pedestrian accidents.
The elderly are especially more likely to suffer from nasty fracture injuries because as we age our balance and reflexes are worsen, our muscles stiffen and tire easily. While a younger person might find that they can bounce back after an accident if they fall as they have cushioned part of the body, an older person might be less protect during the fall. Unfortunately, over time with osteoporosis bone vulnerability also increases. We can reduce the risk of slipping with suitable footwear with better grip and support.
It is recommended to grit your drive way or path to your house. However, while it is snowing it is best to wait at home until the immediate danger passes. If it is necessary to take care of snow or ice from the pathway to your house or pavement try to ask family or friends.
Even though slippery roads, icy pavement, muddy patches and mounds of wet leaves are hazards we have to look out for in the colder months, we often forget that more accidents happen within our own homes. So it’s worth looking around and looking at potential hazards in our home.
Most accidents at home happen in the bathroom, the most common being when bathing or showering and stepping on a wet surface. It is very important for all households where elderly people live for them to be able to get out of the bath steadily and safely. Installing a door to the bath will make it easier and safer to enter and exit the bath. Adding grab bars or hand rails around the shower and the toilet can also help make time spent in the bathroom risk free.