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By Clark Podiatry Center
September 08, 2020

Falls can cause long-lasting injuries for our patients, especially for senior citizens. More specifically, falls cause 40% of nursing home admissions. September is National Falls Prevention Month, and there are many ways to start at home and reduce the risk of falls. The team at Clark Podiatry Center challenges you to begin with one feature: lighting. Older Americans not only suffer severe injuries after a fall, but they may be ashamed to tell anyone about what happened. Let’s do our part to prevent a fall.

Why does lighting matter?

Poor lighting makes it more difficult to see. It sounds simple, but seeing a corner table or a slippery rug in the middle of the night can make a big difference. Whether someone is taking a midnight trip to the kitchen or the restroom, make it easy for them to move around. Home layouts look different for each family, so find a setup that helps you improve your lighting.

Where should I start?

Lighting helps in each room, but feel free to start with hallways, bathrooms, and entryways to main areas. Nightlights are helpful solutions for hallways and bathrooms. Some options only turn on as the room darkens; this helps to lower your energy costs. Small table lamps are helpful, too, but help your family avoid the dangerous journey of trying to find a lamp in the dark. Make things easier by using a light switch to turn on the lamp.

It is best to skip the telemedicine appointment option if you have fallen. Instead, call us at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center.

Although you may not see an injury, it is always best to talk to a medical professional, who will want to check for any fractures, bruises, or a head injury. Time is vital after a fall, so get medical help as soon as possible.



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