Your Personal Safety

Stay on your Feet

Many people are injured every year by falling over in their own homes.  Attention to the following details can keep you safe:

  • secure loose rugs and carpets
  • install handrails in the bathroom
  • tidy electrical cables off the floor
  • avoid dizziness by standing up slowly
  • don’t hurry to answer the door or phone
  • check that your slippers fit properly

Poorly-fitting footwear is amongst the biggest cause of accidents among older people.  You will be safer around the house if your wear slippers that fit firmly on your foot.  Styles with a Velcro fastening are easy to put on and take off, and easy to wash.

West Wales Care & Repair has a home safety check service.
Tel: (01437) 766717:  www.pembs-cr.co.uk 

ID: 2035, revised 23/01/2018