Reader Mary Modrich sent us this important tip to share.
NEVER WALK AROUND IN THE DARK.
Especially when sleeping in an unfamiliar environment, and when travelling.
To reduce the chance of falling, Mary suggests using a phone torch, or if weight is no problem, to carry a sensor light of some description placed at floor level which is activated when you step out of bed. This inexpensive item can be either plug-in or battery-operated.
Mary also says:
We have a sensor light set up on the wall of the toilet so that we don’t have to turn on a bright light for nocturnal visits.
Great advice, Mary – thank you.
Do you have a top safety or other tip to share? Do tell us below.
Place a rubber mat with holes on the shower floor and where you step out.
If stairs are wooden and wet from weather, nail down chicken wire on the steps or paint with sand impregnated non-slip paint and add a hand rail – prevention is worth a lifetime of pain or possible terrible injury.
Those are fantastic tips, Rob. Thank you – I am sure they will be helpful reminders for our readers.
Put your shoes on PROPERLY
Dont leave furniture out of its usual place
Turn on the light at night before moving
Three more top tips! Thank you so much for sharing these ideas.