Avoiding Falls In The Home
by Brian Whitehurst (1/11/2013)
might sound crazy to some, but people slip and fall at home a lot. In
fact, it accounts for a large number of injuries each year. Health.com
writes, “Nearly 8 million people are injured in falls every year, either
in or outside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.” Especially for children and the elderly, a tiled,
linoleum or hardwood floor can be a dangerous scenario leading to a fall
and broken bones or serious injury.
Most people wear socks in the home to keep their feet warm and cozy,
especially in the colder months. This only adds to the danger. If you
don’t want carpet in your home, and love the look of a nice hard
surface, then a radiant floor will certainly curtail the problem. Not
surprisingly, socks add to the friction and lessen the grip we have on
the floor. A bare foot will give you additional traction, and with a
radiant floor, they’ll remain nice and warm.
We tend to downplay most of our falls, blaming them on our own
clumsiness or error. There are plenty of ways to avoid the issue
and keep yourself safe, but a radiant floor might be one of the most
effective. “An injury-producing fall can happen at any age—falls are the
leading cause of nonfatal injuries in people ages 25 to 54.”
Keep the look in your home you want, lower your energy bills and add
some extra safety to the home by installing a radiant floor.
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