The United States Preventive Services Task Force has researched ways to prevent falling, especially for the elderly. A slip and fall accident sounds harmless, but in reality it can start serious medical problems. To lower the risk of falling there are a few precautions that can be taken.
- Take Vitamin D supplements. The Task Force found that taking 800 I.U. of Vitamin D daily could reduce falls by 17%. Some of the foods that supply Vitamin D are fatty fish and milk. Since this particular vitamin strengthens your bones, it enables you to become sturdier.
- Exercise and/or physical therapy. At least of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity per week is recommended. It is also important to add balancing exercises.
- Talk with your doctor and make them aware that you’re worried about slipping and falling.
- Renovate your home to prevent falls, such as a walk-in bathtub, grab bars and non-slip floors. Make your house brighter by adding more lighting.
Taking these precautions can seriously decrease your chance of falling, which in turn will make it less likely for you to get hurt. It is important to use these preventative measures. According to Cayuga Medical Center, “one in three adults 65 or older falls every year and one quarter of seniors who suffer hip fractures die the following year,” (Huff Post, 2012).
Even though you are aware of your safety and well-being, others may not be. When this happens, accidents occur. KP Law is here to catch you when you fall. When you slip and fall, because of someone else failed to have safety measures in their workplace, then you should not be held responsible for your injuries. KP Law is here to stand up for you when you fall due to the negligence of another.
We got our information from Huffington Post. Check out our other articles for more interesting information about different areas of laws such as real estate and commercial law.