Hallways

 

Walking about

Risk FactorsPrevention
  • Poor lighting
  • Obstacles in pathways
  • Sliding throw rugs
  • Upended carpet edges
  • Electrical cords across the hallway floor
  • Handrails absent or handrails that don’t support walking balance
  • Rearrange lights along the walls and out of pathways
  • Remove clutter or furnishings in pathways
  • Remove or secure throw rugs with non-slip backing
  • Provide bright lighting making it easier to avoid obstacles
  • Install handrails for balance support

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"This was my first job in care and I was nervous about the responsibility it involved before I started, but Right at Home gave me such good training and my Registered Manager is always at the end of the phone if I need help or advice, or just a bit of reassurance. I've recently also finished my NVQ and had specialist training in dementia, which has really helped me to understand my clients' needs."

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